Tadka Dal
Author: Alka
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Restaurant style Tadka dal.
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Masoor dal ( split orange Lentils)
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Large Tomato
  • 2-3 Green chillies( Adjust according to choice)
  • 3 Cloves of garlic
  • Salt
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Fresh Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • 1 Cup Masoor dal ( split orange Lentils)
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Large Tomato
  • 2-3 Green chillies( Adjust according to choice)
  • 3 Cloves of garlic
  • Salt
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Fresh Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 whole dried Red chilly
  • Few curry leaves(optional)
Method
  1. Pick, rinse several times with water, and soak Masoor dal for atleast 10 minutes.
  2. In a pressure cooker, add 1 tsp of oil, saute chopped onion till translucent.
  3. There are two ways to use garlic in this Dal, either cook it along with Onion, or add it along with Tadka.Since I do not like to chew on garlic pieces if added in Tadka, I added it with onions.
  4. Add chopped tomato and add salt and turmeric powder.
  5. Saute till tomato is cooked, then add soaked Dal, about 2-3 small cups of water(bit above the level of dal). Mix well and close the lid of pressure cooker and wait for 2 -3 whistles.
  6. Let the pressure subsides, whisk the dal well, but do not overdo.Adjust the consistency as per your preference, check the seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  7. Just before serving, pour the dal in a serving bowl .
  8. Prepare the tempering , with one 1 tsp of oil, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and Dried Whole red chilly and let the seeds splutter. Immediately pour the tempering carefully over the Dal in serving bowl
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with Rice, Jeera rice or Pulao.
Recipe by Sindhi Rasoi |Sindhi Recipes at http://sindhirasoi.com/2010/03/tadkadal/