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

easy dal tadka recipe | yellow dal tadka | restaurant style dal fry tadka
Course dal
Cuisine punjabi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author HEBBARS KITCHEN

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.