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How to make Dal Tadka

How to make Dal Tadka
How to make Dal Tadka
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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Dal Tadka Recipe

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) soaked, drained and boiled with enough water and t1/2 cup

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked, drained and boiled with enough water andtu 1/2 cup

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Garlic cloves chopped 1 inch

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Tomatoes chopped 2 medium

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan and add cumin seeds. Once they change colour, add asafetida and mix.

Step 2

Add garlic and ginger and sauté on medium heat for a minute. Add onions and a pinch of salt and sauté till the onions turn golden brown.

Step 3

Add tomatoes and sauté till they turn pulpy.

Step 4

Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder andgaram masala powder and mix well. Cook for a minute and add the cooked grams and salt. Mix well.

Step 5

Add water if required and bring to a boil.

Step 6

Add lemon juice and remove from heat.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with corianderleaves and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories : 1107

Carbohydrates : 140.7

Protein : 48

Fat : 39.2

Other : Fiber- 33.5gm

How to make Dal Tadka
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