August 14, 2013

Dal tadka recipe - how to make toor dal tadka

Dal tadka recipe - Dal tadka is my all-time favorite curry. This is the most easiest  and can be made within few minutes. A simple looking dal tadka makes a meal delicious when eaten with chapatis and  hot steamed rice along with pickle and papad.  It doesn't need any preparation or planning. Just pressure cook the dal and temper it with choice of your tempering ingredients and the dal tadka gets ready within few minutes. By using precooked dal, dal tadka can be prepared in less than five minutes. The smoky aroma of red chillies makes the dal tadka special and unique.


dal tadka in a serving bowl
Dal tadka recipe with step by step pictures.


Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients
1 cup toor dal
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Fistful of chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste

For the Tempering

2 tbsp ghee/oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
a pinch of asafetida / hing
15-20 curry leaves
6-7  broken red chilies
2 green chilies, chopped
 1 heaped tsp chili powder

Method

Dal tadka recipe
  • Wash the toor dal and add 2 cups of water to  it. Pressure cook the dal and take 3-4 whistles or  till the dal  becomes very soft. Mash the cooked dal  and keep it aside.
  • Heat ghee/oil in a pan and add mustard seeds in it. When they splutter add  jeera in it. When jeera crackles nicely, add   hing,  curry leaves, green chilies and red chilies  one by one. Saute for a minute. Add red chili powder and saute for few seconds.
  • Now add cooked and mashed dal, turmeric powder and salt to it. Bring it to boil.
  • Once the dal boils, add  chopped coriander leaves and mix well.  
  • Remove from the flame. Serve hot with chapatis and steamed rice.

Dal tadka recipe with step by step pictures

Heat ghee/oil in a pan and add mustard seeds in it. When they splutter add jeera in it. When jeera crackles nicely, add   hing,  curry leaves, green chilies and red chilies  one by one. Saute for a minute. Add red chili powder and saute for few seconds.
tempering to make dal tadka

Wash the toor dal and add 2 cups of water to  it. Pressure cook the dal and take 3-4 whistles or  till the dal  becomes very soft. Mash the cooked dal  and keep it aside. Now add cooked and mashed dal, turmeric powder and salt to it. Bring it to boil.
add cooked dal to tempering

Once the dal boils, add  chopped coriander leaves and mix well.  
add salt, cilantro and boil the dal tadka

Remove from the flame. Serve the dal tadka hot with chapatis and steamed rice.
serve the dal tadka hot


7 comments:

  1. Wow! This is one of my favorites.. Thanks for sharing the recipe Vidya :-)

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  2. the first thing that comes to mind when in no mood for any elaborate cooking..simple guick dal !

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  3. perfect with jeera rice, come visit me too, its been a long time.

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  4. simple and delicious dal.

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  5. Very comforting and delicious deal tasks...

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