Apr 8, 2015

Moong Dal Tadka Recipe / Dal Tadka Recipe

Dal Tadka / Tadka dal, they are nothing but just cooked dal seasoned with some herbs and spices. Normally dals are pretty bland, but when they get  exotic touch of this tadka / tempering or seasoning, they taste fantastic. Specially this recipe is so easy to make and it is simple and very tasty.

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There are so many variation of this dal tadka will share all them one by one. Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 4


Yellow Split Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu - 1/2 cup
Ginger - 1 tblspn finely chopped
Green Chillies - 2 chopped
Tomatoes - 1 medium size chopped finely
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water - 2 cups
Coriander Leaves a handful finely chopped

For Tadka:
Ghee - 2 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1/4 tsp
Onion - 1 medium size chopped finely
Garlic - 3 fat cloves chopped finely
Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp


Wash moong dal well. Add it to a pot, cover with water. Add in ginger, tomatoes, turmeric green chillies and mix well. Bring this to a boil, cover with a lid and simmer till the dal is cooked.

Now add in salt and mix well.

Heat ghee in a pan, add in cumin seeds, onions and garlic. Saute till golden.,

Add in asafoetida and mix well.

Add in chilli powder and mix well.

Pour this into the dal and mix well.

Add in coriander leaves and mix well.

Serve hot.

Take your ingredients

Wash your moong dal well and add it to a cooking pot

add in turmeric

along with green chillies and chopped ginger

add in some chopped tomatoes

cover with water

bring this whole thing to a good boil

simmer the pan

cover with a lid and let it cook

now the dal is completely cooked

you can taste and see

add little salt

mix that well

Now lets go to the master touch for this entire dish which is the tadka part..
Heat ghee in a pan, add in cumin seeds

add in chopped garlic and onions

mix well

add in some asafoetida

keep cooking

at a point the onions will turn golden

now add in chilli powder

mix well

pour that in the dal

mix well..If you have some coriander leaves on hand,
add a handful of them in, i ran out of them so didn't add them.



  1. I love ur recipes lot. It made my cooking easy

  2. Gr8 luking dal.. u r amazing aarti. U make simple things special

  3. Loved dat pot...luv all ur recipes...

  4. It goes well with rice or roti


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