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Dal Tadka

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Dal Tadka is a Punjabi dish that is very popular in restaurants across the country.
Dal Tadka

Dal Tadka is a staple of Punjabi cuisine and is commonly served as a side dish to roti, naan or jeera rice. Made with lentils, this creamy and smooth dal is a popular restaurant dish and can be made easily at home.

Serve the dal on its own as a comfort food or with rice, roti or jeera rice.

Dal Tadka

 

Dal Tadka
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Dal Tadka Recipe

Dal Tadka is a Punjabi dish that is very popular in restaurants across the country.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: North Indian, Punjabi

Ingredients for Dal Tadka

  • 3 cup Moong Dal
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 5 Green Chillies chopped
  • 3 to 4 Garlic Cloves chopped
  • 3 tsp Lime Juice
  • as per taste Salt
  • handful Coriander Leaves chopped
  • handful Curry Leaves chopped
  • 2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 tblsp Ghee
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida Powder

How to make Dal Tadka

  • Pressure cook the dal, adding 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, until 1 or 2 whistles.
  • Heat ghee in a pan.
  • Fry the cumin seeds and mustard seeds for 30 seconds.
  • Add the asafoetida powder, green chillies and garlic.
  • Fry for a minute or two.
  • Now add the cooked dal and salt.
  • Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and curry leaves.
  • Add lime juice and serve hot with roti or rice.

This recipe was first published on Oct 28, 2007 and has been updated on June 29, 2020.

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17 comments

indian vegetarian recipes December 26, 2012 - 10:58 pm

Looks very good. In north india , we use cumin and onion , garlic fry and do not use fenugreek and mustard seed. Though in south india , mustard seed is used.

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chandni December 27, 2011 - 10:05 am

very tasty dal tadka

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karuna December 5, 2011 - 3:19 am

would have liked something more exotic

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Maria December 30, 2010 - 4:59 am

I have many recipes and you all are awesome with all your post. Thank you..

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satyendra November 1, 2010 - 7:17 am

good

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satyendra November 1, 2010 - 7:15 am

good

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rashmi karode June 7, 2010 - 4:17 am

good one

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Nidhi pandya May 10, 2010 - 7:28 pm

I made this Dal Tadka after reading this ur recipe..and it cooked awesome….everyone loved it..Thanks..

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Nrayan April 26, 2010 - 5:33 am

excellent recepie tried by me

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Nrayan April 26, 2010 - 5:32 am

the dal is excelent and very tasty.

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kripa March 19, 2010 - 6:44 am

its simple and tasty

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naveed March 7, 2010 - 2:17 am

tried myself first at home great taste- naveed ATL

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jaishree makwana February 3, 2010 - 1:26 am

the receipe was OK but not up to the mark.

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Chris Wallace December 17, 2009 - 7:47 am

Thanks a ton. It’s damn good

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rashi October 14, 2009 - 2:05 am

ok ok

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Richard September 8, 2009 - 1:26 am

Very nice

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Robert Almeida February 14, 2009 - 2:11 pm

Very good in taste

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