Tadke wali Dal /Dal Tadka recipe

Dal /lentils is a staple for many in India . Almost every house has  Dal/lentil  everyday as a part of their main meal.  A simple Dal  Chawal/Rice with a side dish or pickle is a simple but very satisfying meal.
 There are many ways in which Dal can be prepared  Dal tadka,Palak Dal,Varan,Dal Makhani,Dhaba style or khicdis. Dal with mutton taste awesome too the list is endless.

My husband is a great fan of Dal ..He enjoys it more than enjoying a Non Veg delicacy..I am not a huge fan of Dal but I do enjoy it once a while after some heavy  Non Veg meal..This Dal/lentil preparation has two dals .I have used Masoor and Toor Dal  the Dal is boiled first and then tempered that's how its named  Tadke wali Dal.

   Tempering/tadka is very important step for this Dal. ...Its mildly spiced  the tempering and taste really good with hot steamed rice and a dollop of pure ghee...OH ! the taste is superb..
Here you go with a simple yet delicious recipe of Dal Tadka .


1/2  cup toor Dal/split  pigeon peas +1/2 cup Masoor Dal /red lentils
1 onion
6 cloves garlic
3 green chillies
1 tomato
1 tbsp ghee
1 sprig curry leaves
1 tsp mustard seeds
 1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 cup coriander leaves chopped
2 kashmiri chillies
1.5 tbsp ghee/oil
a pinch of asafoetida/hing
salt to taste

 Soak the Dal in water for about 30 minutes.

Boil it with salt turmeric and water till cooked well with chopped onion and tomato ,you could even pressure cook it.

In a vessel heat  1/2 of the ghee/oil( reserve the rest for later)  add the half tsp  of  cumin,mustard  seeds, sprig of curry leaves,3 crushed garlic , 3 slit green chillies.  fry for a minute.

Add the boiled Dal and mix let it come to a nice boil then add the coriander leaves,check for salt and water add if needed.

In another pan /tempering pan add remaining  ghee ,3 garlic crushed and1  /2 tsp cumin seeds /2 tsp mustard seeds and a pinch of asafoetida

Serve hot with Steamed rice  .

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  1. ill surely try this one as my husband too likes dal :-)

  2. the dal looks good ..tadka makes it look more better..i will try it out..

  3. truly satisfying atleast on a monday afteroon...lovely dal

  4. this dal looks good..will surely try ,thanx

  5. simple yet the best food..i loved this

  6. i too loved dal..this is lovelyyyyyyy