Dal Tadka Recipe

Dal Tadka is a delectable and nutritious dal that is very popular in North India. Learn how to make/prepare Dal Tadka by following this easy recipe.
Dal Tadka Recipe
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cooking Time 20 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Rating 7.2 / 10 (5 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 4
  • 1½ cup Masoor Dal
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 4 Green Chilies
  • 2 pods Garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves
  • 5 Curry Leaves
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • ¼ tsp Asofetida (hing)
How to make Dal Tadka:
  • Wash and drain the dal and then put it in the pressure cooker, along with turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp salt and water. Make sure that the dal is not over cooked.
  • Now, take a non stick pan and heat ghee in it. Add cumin seeds, curry leaves and mustard seeds to it.
  • When the seeds start to splutter, put asofetida, green chilies and garlic and fry for a minute.
  • Now, add cooked dal and salt in the prepared tadka and fry for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle lemon juice on top.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with chapattis and rice.

Reviews and Ratings:
s s sah posted 12/12/2010
pure panjabi food 9/10