Thursday, June 26, 2008

Dal Tadka

Foody Chat

My husband's boss loves all kinds of Indian food. But he has a special liking towards Dal Tadka. So the last time he came home for dinner I had prepared it & he loved it!! You can have dal with rice or with chapathi's or you can gobble it up just like that... All taste equally good..
Here's how it's done..


  • 7-8 Garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1 Tsp zeera (cumin seeds)
  • 2 Onions chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 & half cup of boiled toor dal
  • Half cup of water
  • 1 Tsp chilly powder
  • 1-2 Pinch turmeric powder
  • Half tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 Green chilly (slit into half)
  • 1 Tsp oil
  • Salt as per taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing

  • Heat oil in a pan
  • Add zeera , one green chilly slit into half, chopped garlic & chopped onions & fry till the onions are a little brown.
  • Add tomatoes & fry for some time.
  • Now add chilly powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder & salt & stir for 2 minutes till all the masalas properly blend together.
  • Add dal & water & mix well. Allow it to cook till it comes to a boil. Ensure that the consistency is not very watery.
  • Lastly garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Dal tadka is now ready to eat!!


Asha said...

Beautiful comforting dish, no wonder boss man loves it!;D

Suma Rajesh said...

rajesh is a lover of dal...he always need 4 lunch...urs looks mouthwatering...luv to have it with hot rice...annu will surly luv this with rice and brinjal uppkari..