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Dal Tadka Recipe

How to make Dal Tadka Recipe at home with step by step photos. Dal Tadka recipe or Yellow Dal Tadka or Restaurant Style Dal Fry Tadka recipe is a vegan dish and very popular and favorite and most demanded dal recipe which is served in Indian Restaurants and dhabas. Dal Tadka recipe is prepared with a mix of different dals like toor dal, chana dal, moong dal, masoor dal or can be used with only toor dal.

How to Make Dal Tadka Recipe #

Moreover, in Dal Tadka Recipe, firstly, lentils or dal cooked and lastly tempered with oil or ghee by adding spices and herbs, thereby spices and herbs release essential oils by which changes the dal’s flavor, including the aroma and taste. You can also make cooked dal and keep it in the fridge. Before serving, heat the dal and temper it.

Furthermore, I want to share some suggestions for Dal Tadka Recipe. Firstly, soak dal for at least 30-40 minutes. Secondly, adding masoor dal and chana dal, which brings proper texture to the dal tadka recipe. It is optional, you can ignore it. Moreover, once the dal is prepared in advance, it may thicken as it rests. Hence, you may need to add water as required and reheat before serving. Additionally, Dal Tadka’s consistency is neither thick nor thin but medium or you may adjust consistency as per your choice. Lastly, always use ghee instead of oil while tempering the dal. It will enhance the flavor and aroma of spices in dal.

How To Make Dal Tadka Recipe

How to Serve Dal Tadka #

Dal Tadka can be served with roti or fulka or chapati, steamed rice or Jeera Rice. Dal tadka may also be served with tandoori roti or naan, kulcha or partha. This is the best dish to serve at any party or get together or in a marriage function.

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Dal Tadka Recipe

Dal Tadka recipe or Yellow Dal Tadka or Restaurant Style Dal Fry Tadka recipe is a vegan dish and very popular and favorite and most demanded dal recipe which is served in Indian Restaurants and dhabas.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Soak Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Author: IndianVegRecipe Editorial
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 People

Ingredients

For Cooking The Dal

  • ½ Cup Toor Dal (Arhar Dal/Split Pigeon Peas Lentil)
  • ¼ Cup Masoor Dal (Split Red Lentil)
  • ¼ Cup Chana Dal (Split Chickpeas)
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee
  • ½ Tbsp Cumin (Jeera)
  • ½ Tbsp Ginger (Finely Chopped)
  • ¼ Tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt As Per Taste
  • Water As Required

For Dal Tadka

  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee
  • ½ Tbsp Cumin (Jeera)
  • ½ Tbsp Green Chilli (Finely Chopped)
  • ½ Tbsp Ginger (Finely Chopped)
  • ½ Tbsp Garlic (Finely Chopped)
  • 2 Dry Red Chilli
  • ½ Cup Onion (Finely Chopped)
  • Tbsp Red Chilli Powder
  • ½ Tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • Tbsp Cumin Powder
  • ½ Tbsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Salt As Per Taste
  • 1 Tbsp Kasoori Methi
  • 2 Tbsp Coriander Leaves (Chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

For Dal Tadka Tempering

  • 2 Tbsp Ghee
  • 1 Tbsp Mustard Seeds
  • ½ Tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 Dry Red Chilli

Instructions

For Cooking The Dal

  • Firstly, wash all three lentils together and soak for at least 40 minutes to 1 hour. After this, remove water from the dal.
  • Secondly, take a pressure cooker. Add oil, ghee, cumin and ginger. Saute for 1 minute on high flame.
  • Now add soaked dal, turmeric powder and salt. Mix it gently.
  • Then add 4 cup water and cover the lid and cook till 5 whistles on low to medium flame.

For Dal Tadka

  • Firstly, take a kadai. Add oil, ghee, cumin, green chilli, ginger, garlic and dry red chilli. Saute for 2 minutes on high flame.
  • Secondly, add onion and cook it light golden brown on low to medium flame.
  • Then add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, salt as per taste, garam masala powder and kasoori methi. Mix it properly and cook for 2 minutes on medium flame.
  • Now add cooked dal in it and mix it gently. Boil for 5 minutes on low to medium flame.
  • Then add chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice. Mix it and boil for 2 minutes.

For Dal Tadka Tempering

  • Take a tempering pan, add ghee, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, kashmiri red chilli powder and dry red chilli. Cook for a while or till it starts to crackle.
  • Then pour this tempering on a prepared dal.
  • Your Dal Tadka is ready to serve.
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Instructions to Make Dal Tadka Recipe #

For Cooking The Dal

1. Firstly, wash all three lentils together and soak for at least 40 minutes to 1 hour. After this, remove water from the dal.

Soak Dal - Dal Tadka Recipe

2. Secondly, take a pressure cooker. Add oil, ghee, cumin and ginger. Saute for 1 minute on high flame.

Add Cumin Ginger - Dal Tadka Recipe

3. Now add soaked dal, turmeric powder and salt. Mix it gently.

Add Soaked Dal Salt Turmeric Powder - Dal Tadka Recipe

4. Then add 4 cup water and cover the lid and cook till 5 whistles on low to medium flame.

Add Water - Dal Tadka Recipe

For Dal Tadka

1. Firstly, take a kadai. Add oil, ghee, cumin, green chilli, ginger, garlic and dry red chilli. Saute for 2 minutes on high flame.

Add Cumin GreenChilli Ginger Garlic

2. Secondly, add onion and cook it light golden brown on low to medium flame.

Add Onion

3. Then add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, salt as per taste, garam masala powder and kasoori methi. Mix it properly and cook for 2 minutes on medium flame.

Add Dry Ingredient

4. Now add cooked dal in it and mix it gently. Boil for 5 minutes on low to medium flame.

Add Cooked Dal

5. Then add chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice. Mix it and boil for 2 minutes.

Add LemonJuice CorianderLeaves

For Dal Tadka Tempering

1. Take a tempering pan, add ghee, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, kashmiri red chilli powder and dry red chilli. Cook for a while or till it starts to crackle.

Prepare Tadka

2. Then pour this tempering on a prepared dal.

Pour Tadka On Dal

3. Your Dal Tadka is ready to serve.

Dal Tadka Is Ready To Serve

4. After mixing this tempering in Dal.

Instruction To Make Dal Tadka Recipe

Tips to Making Dal Tadka Recipe #

  1. Firstly, soak dal for at least 30-40 minutes.
  2. Secondly, adding masoor dal and chana dal, which brings proper texture to the dal tadka recipe. It is optional, you may ignore it.
  3. Moreover, once the dal is prepared in advance, it may thicken as it rests. Hence, you may need to add water as required and reheat before serving.
  4. Additionally, Dal Tadka’s consistency is neither thick nor thin but medium or you may adjust consistency as per your choice.
  5. Always use ghee instead of oil while tempering the dal. It will enhance the flavor and aroma of spices in dal.
  6. If you are prepared Jain Dal Tadka then ignore to add onion, ginger and garlic.
  7. Lastly, serve this Dal Tadka with chapati, naan, steamed rice, jeera rice, etc.
Tips To Making Dal Tadka Recipe

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