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20 September, 2017

Everyday Dal Tadka Recipe

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Dal Tadka is the commonest form of making dal and is the most delicious form of dal. Every household has a different way of cooking dal.

#Dal Tadka, #Toor dal #chana dal

Dal Tadka

Dal or daal is a staple food for the most vegetarians in of Indian, Nepalese, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi cuisines and we consume a variety of dals. Dals is an encompassing term for dried split beans, peas.

The term dal is used when a pulse is split. The pulse that has it outer hull not stripped is called chilka wali dal eg. chilka urad dal, mung dal chilka or dhuli dal, whole pulses can be referred to as sabut dal.

Pulses are low fat, high fibre, no cholesterol, low glycemic index, high protein, high nutrient foods. They are excellent foods for people managing their diabetesheart disease or coeliac disease.

Dal Bhat is a common food where rice is eaten with dal. But Dals can be eaten with rotis or chapattis as well.

There are different kinds of dals and I am trying to list the different dals that I use. My preferred dal being toor dal.

  1. toor dal also known as pigeon pea, i.e., yellow pigeon peas or arhar dal
  2. split moong dal
  3. split masoor dal
  4. split chana dal
  5. split urid dal

Dal is a good source of protein, especially for vegetarians.  But all dals do not have amino acids. Dals are traditionally mixed with seeds, nuts, rice or wheat they provide amino acids in the right proportions, making it a complete protein.

A few different varieties of foods that can be made with dals are DhoklaSambhar, Bisi Bele Bhat, Higreev, Hoorna/Puran, Kadbu, Dind, dosa, idliHealthy Pesaraattu & Upma with Quinoa.

Dals that we can make Vegetables with Dal, Ridge Gourd and Masoor Dal VegetableSimple Paratha with Leftover Moong Dal, 

Sadha Varan or Plain Dal~Dal The Maharashtrian WayPalak Moong DalMoong ki DalLentil & Dal Curry Recipe, Sri Lankan WayKali DalSubzi & Daal.

Most dals are prepared by boiling dal or a mixture of dal with haldi. Salt and a tadka of spices are added to the dal. Generally, tomatoes, tamarind, unripe mango, or other ingredients are added while cooking the dal, often to impart a sour flavour.

This recipe I have copied from here.

#Dal Tadka, #Toor dal #chana dal

Tadka Dal Recipe

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Dal Tadka
Dal Tadka is the commonest form of making dal and is the most delicious form of dal.
#Dal Tadka, #Toor dal #chana dal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes
#Dal Tadka, #Toor dal #chana dal
  1. Soak the dal in toor dal and chana dal in water for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Pressure cook the toor dal and the chana dal with sufficient water for 2 whistles on high flame then lower the flame and cook for 1 whistle. Let the pressure fall naturally.
  3. Open the cooker and mash the dal with the back of the ladle. (If you do this job when the dal is hot you will not need to blend the dal with blender).
  4. In a deep pan heat the ghee add and let the sizzle the cumin seeds.
  5. Add the asafoetida; add garlic and ginger and sauté till the raw smell goes.
  6. In the same pan sauté the onions until golden brown.
  7. Adding a pinch of salt hastens the process.
  8. Next add the tomatoes and cook till they turn pulpy.
  9. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder and mix well.
  10. Add the boiled dal, salt and mix well.
  11. Add water as needed to adjust the consistency of the dal.
  12. Bring to a boil.
  13. Remove from heat and add lemon juice.
  14. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rotis and steamed rice.
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15 thoughts on : Everyday Dal Tadka Recipe

  • September 20, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Dishing this out is so easy and makes such a comforting meal!..good share..

  • September 20, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Just my kind of food. Always welcome in my menu !!

  • Sapna
    September 20, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Ask me about dals, at my MIL’s house it has to be a different dal every night. And here also husband wants the same tradition. Btw love this tadka dal.

  • September 21, 2017 at 12:29 am

    Loving this dal series from you. Such a classic dish and made so well. Yum!

  • September 21, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Daal tadka is comfort food , agree each house has their own recipe , whatever the recipe might be it still remains a favourite with us . Great pick !

  • September 22, 2017 at 1:22 am

    I make dals everyday. I get tired of one kind so make all types, be it Gujju style, Northern style or South Indian style. I love how dals can be served with rice or rotis.

  • September 22, 2017 at 9:40 am

    The best comfort food which is so easy to make. I usually make this after long trips…

  • September 22, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Very comforting dal recipe… looks awesome.

  • September 23, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    What a super comforting dal, can survive for many days with it.

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  • September 25, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    my elder one loves this (but only at a restaurant). the same stuff recreated at home isnt quite welcome 🙂

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  • October 4, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    good pick. nice comforting simple dal recipe


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