Monday, 18 November 2013

Simple Dal Tadka

Simple Dal Tadka

Dal is a staple food in any of our house. There are so mnay ways, in which we all make Dal. This Dal Tadka is a simple yet very tasty Dal.

It tastes great with Rice.Jeera Rice or Roti.


Thoor Dal - 1/2 Cup
Water - As required
Onion - 1 (Small,Chopped)
Green Chilly - 2 (Finely Chopped)
Garlic - 3 (Finely Chopped)
Ginger - 1/2 Inch (Finely Chopped)
Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
Oil or Ghee - 1 Tablespoon
Asafoetida and Turmeric Powder - a Pinch each
Curry Leaves and Coriander Leaves - For Garnishing
Salt - As required


Wash and soak the Dal for 30 minutes (Soaking Dal is optional, I do as it saves time)

Cook it in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles. Add Turmeric Powder and Hing while cooking the Dal in the cooker.

In a tadka pan, add some oil or Ghee and once it is warm, add the Cumin Seeds and once it crackles, add the onion and Saute well. Once the Onion is half done, add the Garlic,Green Chilies,Salt and Ginger and Saute well.

Transfer the Dal into the serving bowl, and add the Tadka on the Dal before serving and Garnish with Curry Leaves and Coriander Leaves.


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