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Punjabi Dal Tadka Recipe

Dal Tadka Recipe | Yellow Dal Tadka Recipe | Punjabi Dal Tadka Recipe

Sumit Malhotra
Dal Tadka Recipe | Yellow Dal Tadka Recipe | Punjabi Dal Tadka Recipe - Dal Tadka Recipe is a recipe of simple lentils tempered with spices & ghee. Punjabi Dal Tadka is one of the most popular lentil recipes served in Indian restaurants & at home. The literal translation of Yellow Dal Tadka is Dal = lentil and tadka = tempering.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Punjabi
Servings 4 people
Calories 259 kcal

Ingredients
  

Step 1 - Boil the dal

  • 1/2 Cup Tuvar dal / Pigeon Peas Split
  • 1 Tablespoon Hari Moong dal / Green Gram
  • 1/4 Cup Masoor dal / Red lentils
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Ghee / Vegetable Oil

Step 2 - Prepare the dal

  • 2 Tablespoons Ghee / Clarified butter
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera / Cumin
  • 1 Piece Tej patta / Bay Leaf
  • 1 Pinch Hing / Asafoetida
  • 2 Piece Sookhi Lal Mirch / dried red chilli
  • 4 cloves Lehson / Garlic
  • 1 inch Adrak / Ginger
  • 1 Piece Pyaz / Onion
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Haldi Powder / Turmeric
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Lal Mirch / Red Chilli
  • 1 Teaspoon Dhaniya / Coriander powder
  • 1 Piece Tamatar / Tomato
  • 2 Tablespoon Dhaniya Patta / Coriander Leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • 0.5 Teaspoon Salt Please adjust it to suit your taste

Step 3 - For the tempering or tadka

  • 1 Tablespoon Ghee / Clarified Butter
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera / Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Piece Khadi Lal Mirch / Whole Red Chillies
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 5 gram Hing / Asafoetida Two Pinches

Instructions
 

Step 1 - Boil the lentils

  • Wash your lentils thoroughly and transfer the washed lentils to a pressure cooker.
  • Add water, turmeric powder and a little bit of ghee (ghee will help to reduce the emerging process while pressure cooking dal)
  • Pressure cook for 5 whistles or until dal is cooked well.

Step 2 - Prepare the dal

  • Heat ghee in a frying pan or a Kadai (ghee is used to give a distinct flavour to the recipe).
  • Heat 2 tbsp ghee and splutter ½ tsp cumin, 1 bay leaf, pinch hing and 2 dried red chillies.
  • Then, add garlic, ginger and green chilli. Saute for a while.
  • Add onions and saute until it turns golden brown.
  • Also, add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and a pinch of garam masala.
  • Add tomatoes & saute until they turn soft and mushy.
  • Cook the mixture for 10 mins till the masala softens.
  • Add boiled dal and mix. Adjust the consistency using some hot water. Cook the mixture for 10 mins on a low-medium flame.

For the Tadka

  • Heat oil in tadka pan. Add a pinch of cumin and hing. When they crackle add dry red chillies and Kashmiri red chilli powder.
  • Pour this tadka on the top of the dal and you are done.
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