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Dal Tadka -- How to make Dal Tadka -- Dal Tadka Recipe

Dal Tadka
Dal Tadka, is very popular Punjabi recipe, yellow lentils cooked with onions and tomatoes and seasoned with tadka. Normally we have it in restaurants, but this time I tried it at home. Everyone liked it very much. A very simple and easy dish to prepare in a jiffy. 
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Recipe Category: Side Dish
Recipe Cuisine: Punjabi
Serves: 4 people


  • Toor Dal/Pigeon Pea - 1 Cup
  • Onions - 2 Small
  • Tomatoes - 2 Small 
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Leaves - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Red Chillies - 1


  1. Chop onions and tomatoes. 
  2. Discard coriander leaves from stem and chop them also.
  3. Pressure cook dal for three whistles and mash it and keep it aside.
  4. Heat oil in a thick bottomed vessel, add ginger garlic paste. Fry it.
  5. Add onions and saute till they turn translucent.
  6. Add tomatoes to it and saute for a while. 
    Dal Tadka
  7. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder. 
    Dal Tadka
  8. Add salt and mashed dal, and add it to. Allow it to cook for a while.
    Dal Tadka
  9. Heat ghee in another kadai, add cumin seeds and red chillies.
  10. When they start spluttering add it to the cooked dal. 
  11. Season it with lot of coriander leaves. 
    Dal Tadka
  12. Serve Dal Tadka with jeera rice or roti. 
    Dal Tadka

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