Dal Tadka

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 138.9
  • Total Fat: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.1 mg
  • Sodium: 3.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 4.1 g

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yummy dal to be eaten with basmati rice or roti yummy dal to be eaten with basmati rice or roti
Number of Servings: 4


    1/3 cup yellow chana dal
    1/3 cup yellow moong dal
    1/4 cup orange masoor dal

    1/3 cup chopped white onion
    4-5 garlic cloves chopped coarsely
    2 green chillies sliced

    1/2 tsp red chilli powder
    1/2 tsp garam masala powder

    1 tbsp oil
    1/2 tsp mustard seeds
    1/2 tsp cumin seeds


mix and wash all the dals in running water
boil them in slightly more than double the water in a pressure cooker - 3 whistles
let it cool, open and mash slightly (don't mash completely to retain good texture)

add about a cup of water, red chilli powder, garam masala and salt. let it simmer

heat oil
add cumin and mustard, let crackle
add chopped garlic. saute 2-3 min until it gets golden brown
add onions and green chillies, saute till onions get translucent
add this mixture to simmering dal

mix and serve over a bed of rice

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ARPITAK.

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    Yours is the CLOSEST that comes to a REAL INDIAN DAL!

    I'd add a dash of Haldi (Turmeric) and ginger, though!
    - 4/4/12