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dal tadka



Dal Tadka is a popular Indian dish made with lentils and a blend of spices. It's in almost every Indian restaurant menu, for good reason: its hearty, protein-rich lentils are combined with onions, tomatoes, and a melange of spices to create a delicious and satisfying dish. It’s also remarkably versatile and can be served with rice, roti, naan or even consumed as a soup. This dish fits perfectly for any meal, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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tuvar dal (split pigeon pea)

1 cup


2 cups

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


1 tablespoon

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

onion, finely chopped


garlic, minced

2 cloves

tomatoes, chopped


garam masala

1 tablespoon

red chilli powder

1 tablespoon

fresh coriander leaves, chopped

2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Rinse the tuvar dal thoroughly and transfer it to a pressure cooker.

Step 2:

Add water, turmeric, and salt to the cooker.

Step 3:

Cover the cooker and cook the dal on medium heat until it's tender.

Step 4:

Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds.

Step 5:

Once the seeds start to splutter, add onions and garlic and sauté until they become translucent.

Step 6:

Add tomatoes, garam masala, and chilli powder to the pan and cook until the tomatoes become soft.

Step 7:

Add the cooked and mashed dal to the pan, and mix well.

Step 8:

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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