Dal Tadka

Delicious and Spicy Smoked Dal Tadka Dhaba Style. Try this recipe made using toor dal, it will make your lunch simply Yummylicious and healthy too 🙂


Toor dal (Pigeon Pea)

One medium sized tomato

Half chopped Onion

2 piece Garlic

Coriander leaves


Green chiliIMG_4295

Chopped carrot

Boiled Corn

Lemon juice

Ghee or oil

Jeera ( Cumin Seeds )

Mustard seeds

Dry red chili

Red Chili Powder

Garam masala


Step 1

Wash the toor dal properly and put it in a cooker, add chopped tomatoes, pinch of turmeric powder and salt as per taste in it and boil for 15-20 minutes.


Step 2

After 6-7 whistles, turn off the stove. Remember to keep the consistency of the dal a little thick than usual.

Step 3

Take out the cooked dal in a container


Step 4

On the other hand take the seasoning container and put 2 tbsp ghee in it.


Step 5

Add chopped garlic, Dry red chilli, Cumin seeds, green chili, Mustard seeds, pinch of red chili powder and garam masala to the ghee till the cumin seeds crackles as shown in the picture below


Step 6

Now add the seasoning to the dal and mix well


Step 7

After adding the seasoning, add one tbsp lemon juice and half tbsp sugar to the daal.


Step 8

Add coriander leaves, Boiled corn and chopped carrot as shown in the picture below and mix well


Step 9

Now lower the flame of the stove and cook dal for 3-4 minutes and then turn the stove off. Tadka Dal is ready to be served.


Note: You can also use Curry leaves for the seasoning and can add boiled rajma to the daal if you wish.




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