Last Updated on May 18, 2017
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.
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..
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 4
Yellow Split Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu - ½ 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
Ghee - 2 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - ¼ tsp
Onion - 1 medium size chopped finely
Garlic - 3 fat cloves chopped finely
Chilli Powder - ½ 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.
|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|
|add in some asafoetida|
|at a point the onions will turn golden|
|now add in chilli powder|
|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.