Dal Tadka

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Description

Dal Tadka is cooked lentils tempered with spices and herbs. It is one of the most popular Indian dishes. It can be served with cooked Brown Rice or Roti.

Serving 4-6

Method:

Boil Dal (lentils) in half liter of water. Cook  Dal till it is soft for  about 15-20 min.

Simultaneously, in a pan dry roast jeera (cumin), Red chili, cloves, onions and green chilies for 2-3 mins. Add tomatoes cook for 2 min. Add salt, turmeric, jeera powder, chili powder and 1 cup of water, cook for 3 min.

Add cooked dal.  Squeeze lemon. Cook for 5 min and garnish with coriander leaves or cilantro (optional).

Ingredients

Moong dal (Mung bean) OR yellow lentils or orange lentils - 1 cup
Jeera (cumin) – 1/4 teaspoon
Red chillies – 2
Onions – 1 finely chopped
Green chillies – 2 finely chopped
Tomatoes – 2 finely chopped
Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric – 1/2 teaspoon
Jeera (cumin) powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Chili powder- 1/2 teaspoon
juice from 1/2 lemon or 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice
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