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Dhaba Style Dal Tadka

on January 22, 2015

On a cold winter night, Can anything me more soothing and comforting than some piping hot dal with steamed rice and pickle ? Nope, isn’t it 😉 Here’s a simple dal recipe I got from my dear friend Sushma Mallya, It was so very quick to make, and tasted yummm !! A perfect one to rustle up, after you get home from a tiring day, This has no onion and garlic, so if you are a satwik vegetarian, Then this one’s for you.

Recipe Courtesy : Authentic Food Delights


  • 1/2 cup red lentils (Red Masoor dal) + 1/4 cup Toor dal
  • 1/4 tsp haldi (turmeric powder)
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped + 1 tbsp chopped extra
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 4-5 red chillies
  • 2 pinches of hing powder (asafoetida)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp ghee + 1 tsp oil
  • salt to taste


  • Wash red lentils and pressure cook it with haldi,
  • Mash the dal well with a whisker. Add salt and 1 and 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil.
  • Heat ghee and oil when it melts add cumin seeds, red chillies, fry for a min when cumin seeds sizzle add red chilli powder fry well and add this to dal.
  • Now in oil fry 2 tbsp coriander leaves and add this to the dal as well .
  • Mix well . Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve with steamed rice along with some pickles and pappad !! A perfect comfort meal

2 responses to “Dhaba Style Dal Tadka

  1. Awesome click Shwetha…this looks so inviting love the fresh tadka making this dal perfect….thanks so much for trying you made my day 🙂 ❤

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