Dal Tadka

For Pressure Cooking

  • 1 cup Toor dal (washed)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric (haldi) powder
  • Salt to taste
For the Dal:
  • 1 cup Toor dal
  • ½ inch ginger crushed
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • salt to taste
For the Tadka:
  • 2 tsp ghee or clarified butter
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • 3 red chilies dried
  • pinch of asafoetida / Hing
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • few curry leaves
  • 1/2 Lemon

For Pressure Cooking

  • Pressure cook the dal for the 1st whistle on high flame and 2 whistles on low flame.
For Dal:
  • heat ghee in a non-stick pan and saute onions till they turn golden brown.
  • add crushed garlic and ginger. saute for a minute.
  • now add chopped tomatoes and cook until tomato release oil.
  • add red chili powder and turmeric powder.
  • also, add coriander powder and fry without burning the spices.
  • now add in cooked daal in mix well with onion tomato gravy.
  • add salt to taste.
  • adjust the consistency by adding required water.
  • finally, add chopped coriander leaves.
For Tadka:
  • In the pan take ghee, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chili powder, curry leaves, Hing and dried red chili. let them splutter.
  • pour the tadka on dal and serve with steamed rice.
  • Add lemon juice.

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