Dal Tadka

Dal tadka is the seasoned lentil soup used as an accompaniment with steamed rice. This is a comfort food for most north Indians and are kid friendly. My 2 years old niece loves it and we were overwhelmed to see her eat something with enthusiasm. It is simple, healthy and yummy; it goes well with any dry subji or papad or even pickle.


1.       Tuvar dal – 1 cup
2.       Moong dal – ¼ cup
3.       Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
4.       Salt as per taste
5.       Ghee – 1 tbsp
6.       Asafoetida – 1 pinch
7.       Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
8.       Dry chilies – 2
9.       Kasoori methi – 1 tbsp
10.   Curry leaves – 1 sprig


Step 1: Wash and pressure cook the dals with some salt and turmeric.
Step 2: Heat ghee in a pan and splutter cumin seeds in it, sprinkle asafoetida, add broken dry chilies and kasoori methi and curry leaves.
Step 3: Add dal to the tadka and mix water depending on consistency required; adjust salt, spice and boil for 1 minute. Turn off heat.
Step 4: Squeeze lemon and serve hot with rotis or rice.

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