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.
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).
|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|