Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tadka Dal fry


  • 3/4 cup Toor dal
  • 1/4 cup Chana dal
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup Onion chopped
  • 2 cup Tomatoes chopped
  • 2 Green chillies slit
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 2 tbsp Ghee/oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 Dry red chillies
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Coriander for garnishing
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed

  1. Wash the dal and pressure cook in a pressure cooker with enough water until soft.
  2. Allow to cool and mash the dal well.
  3. Now heat a kadai or wok, add oil/ghee, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add cumin seeds, asafoetida, red chillies and curry leaves.
  4. Now add onion, green chillies and ginger garlic paste, fry until onions are golden brown.
  5. Now add tomatoes and fry well until oil leaves the sides.
  6. Add chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and turmeric powder. Mix them all well.
  7. Now add the mashed dhal and salt, close the lid and allow to boil.
  8. Switch off the flame and add lemon juice and coriander leaves.
  9. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve hot with jeera rice, chapati, roti, etc..

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