Dal Tadka Recipe Dhaba Style

Dal Tadka Recipe Dhaba Style

Dal Tadka is famous Dal side dish recipe in North Indian Restaurants and it goes good with Chapati, Naan and Toti.

Ingredients

  • moong dal / green gram – 1 cup
  • chana dal – 1 cup
  • tomato – 2 (cut in small pieces)
  • turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • cumin seeds powder- 2 tsp
  • coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • garam masala – 1 tsp
  • dry red chili – 2 seeded
  • green chili – 2 (cut in julienne)
  • garlic – 2-3 cloves (finely chopped)
  • cumin seeds / jeera – 1 tsp
  • fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • hing / asafoetida – 1 pinch
  • ginger – 1/2 inch (finely chopped)
  • dry kasoori methi leaves / fenugreek leaves – 1 tbsp
  • curry leaves – 8 to 10
  • salt – to taste
  • cow’s ghee – 2 tbsp

Instructions 

  1. soak the green gram in hot water for 1 hour.
  2. add chana dal and soaked green gram in a pressure cooker along with 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp turmeic powder and 3 cups water. cook for 2 whistles. after 2 whistles remove the cover by removing the cap of the cover. (do not wait till all the steam releases and the cover opens by itself).
  3. put a kadai on medium flame and add cow’s ghee. once hot, add the dry red chili, fennel seeds and cumin seeds.
  4. when the cumin seeds crackle, add green chili, ginger, garlic and curry leaves. saute for a min.
  5. add the chopped tomato, hing and 1/2 tsp salt. mix intermittently for 5 mins till the tomato becomes mushy.
  6. add kasoori methi leaves, cumin seeds powder, coriander seeds powder, garam masala and saute for 3 mins.
  7. add the contents of pressure cooker to the kadai and mix well. cover it for 3 mins on low flame.
  8. dhaba style dal tadka is ready ­čÖé serve hot with roti or naan.

 

Notes

* I have added all the spices after adding tomato in order to avoid burning of the spices.