Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Dal Tadka | Lemon Flavored Dal Tadka

Dal Tadka
Dal Tadka is a very well known & widely made side dishe of India. This easy to make dish is very nutritious & filling at the same time. This is a comforting & soothing food for any day. My version of dal tadka is a little different than the restaurant style of this dish. It's little thick in consistency & also has a addition of lemon juice, as it makes it a little tangy & tasty.
Dal Tadka
Prep Time-5mins 
Cook Time-45mins {Pressure cooing+resting}
Serves-3to4 People 
Pairs well with rice or as a side for naan & roti.
1/2Cup toor dal
1/2Cup masoor dal
1&1/2Cups of water
1Big onion chopped
4Green chili's sliced
Few curry leaves
1Tsp turmeric
2&1/2Tsp lemon juice {Adjust as needed}
1Tbs oil 
1Tsp mustard 
1Tsp cumin/jeera 
few red chili's 
1/2Tsp hing 
- Wash toordal, masoor dal & add them to a pressure cooker. Along with that add onions, green chili's & few curry leaves. Pressure cook them for 2 to 3 whistles & switch off the heat. Allow the cooker to cool down before transferring them to a deep vessel. 
- Add in turmeric, salt & lemon juice to dal. Mix them well. Adjust the taste of salt & lemon if needed. 
- Mean while  heat pan with oil for popu/tadka. Add in cumin, mustard seeds, red chilli's & last the hing. Once the mustard starts jumping switch off heat & mix it with dal. 
- Serve it with rice, roti & naan. 
- Omit adding lemon juice & add 2tomatoes while pressure cooking the dal.
- Add a 1/2 Cup water to the dal once you have transferred to the vessel & cook it for 5mins on low heat before adding tadka to it.  
Dal Tadka
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  1. healthy and comforting dhal.. Look creamy too

  2. There are so many variations of dal. This is a nice one.

  3. Such a comforting dish this is! I could have a bowl of steaming hot dal chawal right now for this cold morning :)

  4. Comfortable.. Anyday anytime - rice and dal perfect combo

  5. Even my daal tadka must have a dash of lemon..good one.

  6. Love this comfort food any time , they look so tempting dear :) Wud love to enjoy them with hot steaming rice and some ghee drizzled on top !!

  7. A Lovely dish...perfect for all days. Beautiful pics!!

  8. Very nicely dal..yes so many variations, yet each one so yummy!

  9. Nothing can beat this comforting food, love dal with lemon flavor.

  10. My kind of a dal! Comforting and lemony!!

  11. lemon must brighten the dish of this perfect comfort food

  12. Lovely dal. Have not tried this version yet