Sunday, 26 August 2012

Dal Tadka

When a blog friend of mine Anu posted a dal recipe from Tarla Dalal book - Dals, I remembered I had not made dals from it in a while. So decided to give this simple dal a shot. It is super comforting to eat with rotis


Split masoor dal (Split red lenthils) 1 cup
Moong dal (Split yellow lenthils) 1/2 cup
Green chillies 2
Ginger 1 inch piece grated or finely chopped
Garlic 4 pods grated or finely chopped
Turmeric 1/2 tsp

Oil and Salt to taste

For tempering

Mustard 1/2 tsp
Cumin 1 tsp
Red Chilli 1
Onions 1 big chopped
Tomato 2 chopped

Method of Preparation

1. Take dal in a vessel. Add 4 cups of water, slit green chillies, ginger, garlic and turmeric. Pressure cook till the dal is well cooked. I cooked for 5-6 whistles. Whisk and keep aside

2. In a pan take some oil or ghee. Add mustard. When it sputters, add cumin.

3. When it sizzles, add onions and saute till it starts to brown.

4. Add tomatoes and cook till it is well done and oil starts to separate.

5. Add the cooked dal and salt. Mix well.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with roti


  1. what a coincidence, I made dal tadka too this weekend. Yours looks delicious

  2. love this simple n delicious dal, haven't tried with masoor dal will try it sometime...looks too delicious!

  3. Love this traditional one...

  4. Super yummy n healthy.....and last pic shows how was the taste of it ....great recipe dear......

  5. looks very delicious and tempting..

  6. Super comforting dal, wish to have with some rice topped with ghee and papads.