dal tadka recipe | yellow dal tadka | restaurant style dal fry tadka

dal tadka recipe | yellow dal tadka | restaurant style dal fry tadka with detailed photo and video recipe. a simple and tasty lentil based curry recipe made with split pea lentil and indian spices. it is one of the most sought lentil curry recipe made and served as a side to rice based recipes. having said that when the same recipe made with thick consistency, the recipe can be served as a side to roti or chapathi.
dal tadka recipedal tadka recipe | yellow dal tadka | restaurant style dal fry tadka with step by step photo and video recipe. recipes made using dal or lentil is very common across india. there are numerous recipes made with myriad types of lentils, which is made for different purpose and for different occasions. one such simple and easy lentil based recipe is the toor dal or arahar dal based dal tadka recipe known for its flavour from tampering.

i have always been a huge fan of dal recipes and it is one of the most commonly made recipes in my house. having said i personally do not like the thick consistency in my dal which you typically get it in many indian restaurants. i feel very bloated after i have too much protein which is evident in thicker version of dal. hence i prefer to have watery consistency like lemon rasam or saaru recipe. having said that i still have a crave for restaurant style dal tadka and i make it once in a while. generally most of restaurants make it either with just toor dal or channa dal. but in this recipe i have added masoor dal as well, which brings proper texture to the dal tadka recipe. yet it is optional and you can avoid it if you do not like or do not have it.

yellow dal tadka

anyway, some of the tips, suggestions, variations for a prefect, flavoured dal tadka recipe. firstly, the recipe is ideally made with toor dal, but you can also make it with other lentils. the other popular option would be moong dal, channa dal, masoor dal or combination of these. secondly, once the dal is prepared, it would thicken as it is rested. hence you may need to add water and bring it to the right consistency while reheating it. lastly, i would heavily recommend to temper the dal with generous amount of ghee as it would eventually add flavour to it. having said that you can also use cooking oil, olive oil or any other edible cooking oil.

finally, i request you to check my other lentil based dal recipes collection with this post of dal tadka recipe. it mainly includes recipes collection like, keerai kootu, tomato pappu, pesara pappu charu, dal pakwan, amti, moong dal carrot salad, dal dhokli, lasooni dal tadka, dali toyi, moong dal. further, to these i would also like to include my other recipes collection like,

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dal tadka recipe

dal tadka recipe | yellow dal tadka | restaurant style dal fry tadka

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
AUTHOR: Hebbars Kitchen
Course: dal
Cuisine: punjabi
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easy dal tadka recipe | yellow dal tadka | restaurant style dal fry tadka

Ingredients

for pressure cooking:

  • ½ cup toor dal, rinsed
  • 2 tbsp masoor dal, rinsed
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oil
  • cup water

for dal:

  • 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • ½ tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • 2 dried red chilli
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 inch ginger, crushed
  • 1 chilli, slit
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi, crushed
  • ¼ tsp garam masala

for tadka:

  • 1 tsp ghee / clarified butter
  • ½ tsp cumin / jeera
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • ¼ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander, finely chopped

Instructions

  • firstly, in a pressure cooker take ½ cup toor dal, 2 tbsp masoor dal. you can also add moong dal if you prefer.
  • also add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp oil and 1½ cup water.
  • pressure cook for 5 whistles or until dal is cooked well.
  • add 1 cup water and adjust consistency. keep aside.
  • now in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp ghee and splutter ½ tsp cumin, 1 bay leaf, pinch hing and 2 dried red chilli.
  • also add 2 clove garlic, 1 inch ginger, 1 chilli and saute slightly.
  • further add 1 onion and saute until it turns golden brown.
  • keeping the flame on low add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp coriander powder and ½ tsp salt.
  • add 1 tomato and saute until it turns soft and mushy.
  • add in cooked dal and stir well adjusting consistency as required.
  • simmer for 5 minutes or until flavours are well combined.
  • now add 2 tbsp coriander, 1 tsp kasuri methi and ¼ tsp garam masala. mix well.
  • finally, enjoy dal tadka with jeera rice or steamed rice.
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how to make dal tadka with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a pressure cooker take ½ cup toor dal, 2 tbsp masoor dal. you can also add moong dal if you prefer.
    dal tadka recipe
  2. also add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp oil and 1½ cup water.
    dal tadka recipe
  3. pressure cook for 5 whistles or until dal is cooked well.
    dal tadka recipe
  4. add 1 cup water and adjust consistency. keep aside.
    dal tadka recipe
  5. now in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp ghee and splutter ½ tsp cumin, 1 bay leaf, pinch hing and 2 dried red chilli.
    yellow dal tadka
  6. also add 2 clove garlic, 1 inch ginger, 1 chilli and saute slightly.
    yellow dal tadka
  7. further add 1 onion and saute until it turns golden brown.
    yellow dal tadka
  8. keeping the flame on low add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp coriander powder and ½ tsp salt.
    yellow dal tadka
  9. add 1 tomato and saute until it turns soft and mushy.
    restaurant style dal fry tadka
  10. add in cooked dal and stir well adjusting consistency as required.
    restaurant style dal fry tadka
  11. simmer for 5 minutes or until flavours are well combined.
    restaurant style dal fry tadka
  12. now add 2 tbsp coriander, 1 tsp kasuri methi and ¼ tsp garam masala. mix well.
    restaurant style dal fry tadka
  13. finally, enjoy dal tadka with jeera rice or steamed rice.
    yellow dal tadka

notes:

  • firstly, adding masoor dal is optional. however it helps to give good texture.
  • also, adjust the spice level to your choice by increasing green chilli or red chilli powder.
  • additionally, tempering with ghee will enhance the flavour of dal.
  • finally, dal tadka recipe tastes great when prepared slightly thick consistency.
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