Dal Tadka - North Indian

Dal tadka is a punjabi yellow dal cooked with onion, tomato and flavored with generous amount of tempered ghee and spices. Any Indian restaurant menu is incomplete without this mouth watering preparation of daal.

Dal Tadka - North Indian

Dal tadka is a punjabi yellow dal cooked with onion, tomato and flavored with generous amount of tempered ghee and spices. Any Indian restaurant menu is incomplete without this mouth watering preparation of daal.

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

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By Mala Shenoy

Published On: 17 Nov 2015

Rating: 3
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30 Minutes
Served : 3
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Step 1

Rinse the dals/lentils well and soak for 30 to 40 minutes in water before cooking them.

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Step 2 Dal Tadka - North Indian Recipe

Step 2

Add chopped onions, tomato, green chilies, ginger, hing and haldi powder and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles.

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Step 3 Dal Tadka - North Indian Recipe

Step 3

The dal/lentils should become soft and creamy.

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Step 4 Dal Tadka - North Indian Recipe

Step 4

Mash the dal with a whisk add salt and keep aside. If the dal looks thick, then add some water to get a medium consistency and simmer for another 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 5

To prepare the tempering/tadka: Heat ghee in a small pan.

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Step 6 Dal Tadka - North Indian Recipe

Step 6

Add minced garlic and fry till it turns golden brown in color.

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Step 7 Dal Tadka - North Indian Recipe

Step 7

Now add whole jeera/cumin seeds and whole red chilies.

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Step 8 Dal Tadka - North Indian Recipe

Step 8

Turn off the gas and add red chili powder and pour the tadka over the cooked dal/lentils.

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Step 9 Dal Tadka - North Indian Recipe

Step 9

Serve dal tadka hot with steamed basmati rice, jeera rice or rotis.

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