Tadka Dal
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Author vahchef Yield No Value
Published May 27, 2009 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Veg-Main Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Other Standing Time 1 hour
Description: tadka of your choice added to dal

Tadka Dal is a North Indian style of preparing lentils where the cooked lentils, usually red gram lentils (tuvar dal) or split moong lentils, are tempered with spices

Recipe of Tadka Dal

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Onion 1 Numbers
Hing pinch Pinch
Red Chilli Dry 3n Numbers
Salt as per taste
Green Chillis 6 Numbers
Turmuric Powder pinch Pinch
Curry Leaves 6-9 Numbers
Cumin Seeds 1 Teaspoons
Mustard Seeds 1 Teaspoons
Ghee 1 Tablespoons
Dal 1 Cup


  1. Boil Dal and mix salt as per your taste and keep a side
  2. Take a pan add ghee,musrtad,cumin,red chilli dry, curry leaves, garlic and mix well then add chopped onions, hing,turmuric,green chillis mix well now add the boiled dal and if required add water and bring to boil.
  3. Can make thin consistency by adding more water and bring to boil. 
Posted May 27, 2009

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nailesh Sep 15, 2012
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Mary McQuaid Dec 10, 2011
Dear Chef,
I tried this recipe for Tadka Dal and it was heavenly! Out of this world! And so easy to make! I really appreciate your website with all the good instructions and helpful tips. I became a vegetarian seven years ago but until now I didn't have many good things to eat. I am very happy to have discovered indian cooking and your website.
I give this recipe top marks--5 stars. Thank you again.

gaurav jain May 19, 2011
in your recipe you had not mentioned dal name , which dal should use

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