How to make Dal Tadka / Punjabi Recipes / Step by Step :

24 Mar 2013

Easy Dal Tadka Recipe:

Spicy  &  tasty  Dal  Tadka  is a speciality of Punjabi cuisine,  generally served with pipping hot rice or rotis. My favorite combo is with Hot Pulka. 

Traditionally,  Dal Tadka is made with yellow lentis or combination of lentils and tempered with simple spices. This recipe is the most simplest form of dal fry and is quite easy to prepare. 

Try this yummy and simple way to cook Dal Tadka and delight your loved ones..:)


·         Toor dal                   - 1 ½ cup
·         Turmeric pwd            - a pinch
·         Asafetida / hing         - a pinch
·         Red chilly pwd          - 1 tsp
·         Garam masala pwd   - ½ tsp
·         Chopped garlic          - 2 tsp
·         Oil                            - 4 tsp
·         Mustard seeds         - 1 tsp
·         Red chilly                 - 2
·         Cumin seeds            - 1 tsp
·         Curry leaves             - a twig
·         Coriander leaves for garnishing
·         Salt to taste


1.     Wash & soak toor dal for about 10 mins.
2.     Pressure cook by adding a pinch of hing and turmeric pwd.
3.     Cooked dal should be really soft.

4.     Heat a tsp of oil in a fry pan.
5.     Add the cooked dal and sauté for a minute.
6.     To this add red chilly pwd, salt and garam masala pwd.

7.     Add ½ cup of water and adjust the thickness of the dal, as needed.
8.     Stir well and allow to boil for another 3 to 4 mins in low medium flame.
9.     Turn off flame.

10.  In a small pan, heat 2 to 3 tsp of oil.
11.  Season it with garlic, mustard seeds, cumin. curry leaves and red chilly
12.  Pour it over dal mixture.

13.  Combine well.

14.  Garnish with coriander leaves.

15.  Add some lime juice and mix.
16.  Yummy & delicious Dal Tadka is ready .

17.  We enjoyed this dal with rice topped with ghee. Also it pairs excellent with fresh rotis, phulkas, chapathi etc..!!

Similar Recipes:

·        Spicy Dal Fry Recipe
·        Green Moong Dal Sundal
·        Spinach Dal
·        Dal Makhani / Kali Dal
·        Green Spinach Moong Dal
·        Homemade Spicy Dal powder

20 Yummy Comments:

Amrita Roy said...

delicious dish....I tried egg tadka...check this too..

Simple n comforting dal tadka

sabina said...

it must be delicius

Priya Suresh said...

Comforting food,i can survive for many days with it.

Nupur said...

The Ghee on top of the Dal is just stealing the show.. I am feeling hungry again for a big bowl of Dal-Rice.. yummy !!

Priya R said...

Beautiful dal :) makes me hungry seeing them

comfort food

DivyaGCP said...

Delicious and comforting Dhal Tadka

Madhavi said...

Yummyyyy dal!!!

Akila said...

Very comforting n delicious
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when i am down i always go for this :) quiet easy and tasty !

Roshu said...

Simply delicious

nisha s said...

Delicious and most comforting recipe

Jay said...

Thanx for your encouraging comments..!
have a lovely day..:)

Sangeetha Nambi said...

So simple and real healthy dish...

Meena B said...

yummy and delicious dal tadka jay

looks awesome
makes difference from regular dal

S.Menaga said...

simply superb!!

Rafeeda AR said...

really yummy... comfort food...

Rajani said...

Such a simple and tasty dal, wonderful recipe and pics

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