Monday, September 5, 2011

Dal Tadka

 Dal Arhar, tempered with Butter and ghee makes it a total delight. It is a favourite among all Indians. Whenever you have nothing to make at  home, then dal tadka is always the last resort for most of them.
Dal Tadka

1 cup Dal Arhar
Salt to Taste
1tsp of Turmeric Powder

For the Tadka:
1tsp Cumin Seeds
2 Whole Red chilies
1 Medium Sized Onion (Chopped)
2 Medium Sized Tomatoes (Grind it in a mixture into a paste)
2 Green Chilies (Chopped Length-wise)
4-5 cloves of Garlic (Chopped finely)
1 pinch of Asafoetida
2tbsp of Butter
Fresh Coriander

  • Pressure cook the dal, along with Turmeric Powder and salt. As soon as one whistle comes in the cooker, switch off the gas.
  • The dal should not be over-cooked. 
For the Tadka:
  • Heat Butter in a Pan, add in cumin seeds + whole red chilies + asafoetida + cloves of Garlic.
  • Let this cook properly till the garlic is brown in color.
  • Now add in the green chilies and chopped Onions.
  • Let this cook till the onion changes color.
  • Now add in the tomatoes paste in it.
  • Mix it well.
  • If required add in more butter.
  • Let the tadka cook on high flame till the onions and tomatoes are cooked well.
  • Now add in the dal in this tadka.
  • Mix well.
  • Add in fresh coriander.
  • Serve hot with Rice, pickle and Onions.

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