Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dal Tadka

Simple Tadka Dal

A simple and quick Tadka Dal which can be made when you are running short of time to make Sambar.

Ingredients: Quantity
Toor Dal 1 cup
Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida Powder 1/4 tsp
Medium sized Tomato 1 nos
Onion powder/Onion 1 tsp/1/4 cup
Garlic finely chopped 4 nos
Ginger finely chopped 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies chopped 2 nos
Lemon Juice 2 tbsp
Salt To taste
Garam Masala Powder 1/2 tsp
Oil 1/2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves 6-8 leaves
Dry red chili deseeded and halved 1 nos
Ghee 1 tbsp
Chopped Coriander leaves To Garnish

1) Soak Dal for 30 mins and add two cups water, little salt, turmeric, asafoetida and cumin powder and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.
2) Heat oil in a sauce pan and add the chopped garlic, ginger, green chillies, onion powder/onion and tomato and saute until the tomato is well cooked. Add the pressure cooked Dal.
3) Meanwhile heat ghee and add the ingredients for tempering, once they splutter add it to the Dal.
4) Sprinkle garam masala and lemon juice let it boil for a min and remove from heat and garnish with chopped coriander.
5) Serve hot with steamed rice, pulao rice or roti.

Note: You can make lot of variations to the tadka. Add whole garam masala for tempering. Use Masoor Dal instead of toor Dal.

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