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Dal Tadka Fry

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There are literally hundreds of varieties of dal as every household have their own version of making dal. Here I’m making Tadka Dal much in North Indian Style. So the recipe goes like this..

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • Toor Dal (wash, rinse and drain the water soak in enough fresh water for 1 hr) – 1/3 cup
  • Chanadal (wash, rinse and drain the water soak in enough fresh water for 1 hr) – 2 Tbsp
  • Onion (chopped) – 2 Tbsp
  • Tomato (chopped) – 1/2 medium size
  • Ginger (minced) – 1 tsp
  • Green chillies (finely chopped) – to taste
  • Salt – tot aste
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida (Hing) – generous pinch

For Tadka:

  • Ghee (Clarified Butter ) – 2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Dry red Chilli Whole – 3 no
  • Garlic (minced) – 1 Clove
  • Cilantro (finely chopped) – 2 Tbsp
  • Lemon Juice – to taste
  • Kasoori Methi – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala powder – generous pinch
  • Red Chilli Powder – to taste

Procedure:

  • Start by pressure cooking the dals. So for this add in the soaked dals, onion, tomato, 1 Cup of water, ginger, green chillies, asafoetida, salt into the pressure cooker.
  • Mix all these well and pressure cook till 3 whistles or until the dals are mushy.
  • Turn off the cooker. Allow the pressure cooker to release its pressure once you hear three whistles.
  • Mash the cooked dal slightly with the back of your ladle.
  • Now heat ghee for preparing the tadka, once it is enough hot add in mustard seeds allow them to pop
  • Then add in cumin seeds, red chilli whole, garlic and saute them until garlice slightly changes its color.
  • Add in red chilli powder. garam masala powder and fry for 5 secs.
  • Immediately add in the cooked dal followed by kasoori methi, salt and simmer for 10 mins. (Add water to bring to right consistancy if needed before simmering)
  • FInish it off by adding some lemon juice, cilantro. Serve with rice or rotis.
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