Dal Tadka

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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


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
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