Saturday, 7 July 2012

Dal Tadka

Hello Friends ...
   Earlier I posted a recipe of Dhabey Ki Dal . That time somebody requested me to post a recipe of Dal Tadka, yellow dal which we all love to have with jeera rice or boiled rice. I tried this recipe and wanted to share with you all especially the one who asked for it.
So here goes the recipe:

1/4 cup channa dal (bengal gram)
1/2 cup toor dal (split red gram)
1/4 cup yellow moong dal
3 tbsp ghee
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
A pinch of hing
1 large onion (finely chopped)
2 large tomatoes (finely chopped)
3-4 cloves of garlic (grated)
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp haldi (turmeric powder)
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp amchoor powder (dry mango powder)
1/2 tsp cumin powder
For tempering: 2 dry red chilies
                       1/2 tsp mustard seeds
                       Few curry leaves
                      1/4 tsp red chilly powder

  1. Wash, clean and soak all the dals together for 1 hr.
  2. Pressure cook the dals together along with turmeric powder and salt. Keep on high flame till first whistle then on low flame for 10-15 mins.
  3. Heat ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds and hing. When jeera splutters add garlic and saute for 3-4 secs.
  4. Add onions, saute till onions become golden brown in colour.
  5. Add tomatoes, mix well and cook on low flame till oil separates.
  6. Add all the dry masalas, mix well.
  7. Now add boiled dals, mix nicely and simmer on low flame for 10-15 mins.
  8. Remove from fire.
  9. Before serving,heat 2 tsp ghee in tadka pan.
  10. Add mustard seeds, dry chilies, curry leaves and red chilly powder.
  11. Pour the tadka on cooked dal.
  12. Serve hot with jeera rice or boiled rice.
  13. Enjoy.


Spice up the Curry said...

looks mouthwatering .. I never get tired of this kind of dal

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thank you Kanan :-) Try it I am sure you will love it :-)

Ritu said...

looks like the dal my dad makes (we are a family of cooks)....hahaha
nice one!!

hemalata said...

Delicious and protein packed dal tadka.

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Ritu and Hemlata ji
This dal is loved by everyone :-)