Dal Tadka

Dal Tadka

Quickest Flavorful Dal!

Preparation Time. 5 minutes
Cook Time. 10 minutes
Recipe Category. Main
Recipe Cuisine. Indian
Serves. 2



Moong dal (paasi paruppu) – 1/2 cup
Tomato – 1 no.
Red Chilli – 1 no.
Turmeric powder (manjal thool) – 1 teaspoon
Cream – 1 tablespoon (optional)
Salt – as needed

To Season

Ghee – 2 teaspoons
Cumin seeds (Seeragam) – 1 teaspoon
Red chillies – 2 nos.
Grated ginger (enji) – 1 tablespoon
Crushed Garlic (poondu) – 4 pods
Coriander leaves (kothamalli) – 3 sprigs

Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.


1. Pressure cook moong dal with chopped tomato, turmeric, and one red chilli for 3 whistles.

2. In a pan, heat Ghee and add the ingredients under “to season” in an order. Fry garlic until light brown. Now, add the seasoning to the cooked dal along with little salt. If you want, you can add 1 tablespoon of cream.

Now, Dal Tadka is ready!

Serve: White Rice,Rotis,Avocado Chappathi, Methi Chappathi, Roll Chappathi, Spiced Puris

Other Dal Recipes are:
Paruppu Thuvaiyal, Rajma Dal, Spinach Moong Dal, Spring Onion Moong Dal 

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