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Simple Tadka Dal Recipe - Dal Takda Recipe

Easy and nutritious dal recipe which has a punch from the masala which we create using onions, ginger, garlic and chillies.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Curries
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • Yellow Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu - ½ cup
  • Water - 1.5 cups
  • Ghee - 1 tblsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Onion - 1 small chopped finely
  • Ginger - 1 tblsp chopped finely
  • Garlic - 1 tblsp chopped finely
  • Green Chillies - 2 chopped finely
  • Tomato - 1 pureed
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves a handful chopped finely


  • Take moong dal and wash well. Cover with water and bring it to a boil. Simmer the pan and cook for 15 to 20 mins till it is cooked.
  • Now heat oil or ghee in a pan, add cumin and let it sizzle.
  • Add in onions, ginger, garlic and chillies and mix well. Cook till golden.
  • Add in tomato puree and cook till oil separates from it.
  • Now add in salt and the cooked dal. Mix well and bring it to a boil.
  • Add in coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Serve.
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