Restaurant Style Tadka Dal Recipe | How To Make Dal Tadka (दाल तड़का) with step by step video tutorial. Dal tadka or Tadka Dal is one of the most basic yet one of the most popular dal recipes served in any Indian Restaurant.


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A plain dal is a staple more or less at every meal in an Indian household. Can you imagine a simple lentil could be cooked in so many different ways?

Every Indian state has its own traditionally famous dal recipes which are made using different varieties of lentils. The most common everyday dals and popular dal recipes are:

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But then there is a particular variety of dal calling from Northern Part of India. It is called Restaurant style Tadka Dal which is made with split pigeon pea and split chickpeas. Believe me, this humble dal can turn any meal into a Festive meal.

Every single Indian restaurant elegances their menu with this dal tadka. This dal tadka is predominantly served along with dal makhani. No wonder this is a must-have delicacies when dining at restaurants.

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Basically, this tadka dal is a specialty of North Indian cuisine. You get them at roadside eateries called dhabas, and restaurants as well. This dal is a creamy concoction of two lentils boiled until they are rich and creamy, and then tempered twice with brilliant spices and butter/ghee.

Primarily, in dal tadka recipe, 2 types of lentils are boiled along with some tomatoes, salt, turmeric, and ginger. Later they are tempered twice with ghee/oil.

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For the first tempering, onion, tomatoes, garlic, and ginger are sauteed along with chili powder and other spices. Then the boiled dal gets cooked with the spices. When the dal is cooked, then second tempering is added to dal. This addition makes it more appealing, aromatically rich and classic. It is so good! And oh so creamy. And should be served immediately after second tadka.

Dal tadka is loved by everyone and recreating this dish at home is fairly simple. Dal is a staple dish in India. Thus we simply don’t go to restaurants every other day just to eat dal tadka.

This dal is amazingly delightful in its plainness. But we certainly do love the taste of dal tadka which we get in restaurants, and luckily it doesn’t require so many fancy ingredients. The magic lies in the double tadka process.

This can painlessly prepared with a basic list of ingredients which you can easily get at any regular grocery store.

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So the next time you have a dinner party at home, you can make this undemanding dal tadka to just wow your guests. I can assure you that your home would smell like a beautiful Indian restaurant. Just don’t forget to light some candles for that extra romantic charm. 😉

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There are many Restaurant and Dhaba style recipes posted on this website such as:

 

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Tadka (तड़का) / Chaunk (छौंक) / Bagar (बगार) are the Hindi words for tempering. In this tempering process, whole spices and herbs are sauteed in ghee/oil. Thus the oil changes the color and turns aromatic. It makes any simple dish dreamy when it’s added to the dish.

In Indian cooking, tempering is a must for dals, veggies and sometimes even for raitas and chutneys.

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This Restaurant style Tadka Dal Recipe is a north Indian style Dal recipe. This particular dal is made with the combination of Toor dal /Arhar Dal (aka split pigeon pea) and chana dal (aka split chickpeas).

This rich, creamy and aromatic dal makes a beautiful pairing with paratha, chapati, roti, Tandoori Roti, Rice.

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Restaurant style Tadka Dal Recipe | How To Make Dal Tadka [RECIPE]

Dal tadka or Tadka Dal is one of the most basic yet one of the most popular dal recipes served in any Indian Restaurant.



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INGREDIENTS

For Dal:
• Split Pigeon Pea / Toor Dal / Arhar Dal – 1 Cup
• Split Chickpeas / Chana Dal – 1/4 Cup
• Water – 2 1/2 Cups
• Medium Sized Tomato, Chopped – 1/2
• Salt – 1 Tsp
• Turmeric Powder – 1/2 Tsp
• Ginger, Chopped – 1 Tsp
• Onions, Chopped – 1 Tbsp

For 1st Tadka (Tempering)
• Ghee / Oil – 2 Tbsp
• Cumin Seeds – 1 Tsp
• Ginger, Finely Chopped – 1 Tsp
• Garlic, Finely Chopped – 1 Tbsp
• Onion, Chopped – 1/2 Cup
• Pinch Of Asafoetida
• Green Chilies, Finely Chopped – 1 Tsp
• Tomatoes, Chopped – 1/2 Cup
• Water – 1/2 Cup
• Red Chili Powder – 1 Tsp Or As Per Taste
• Coriander Powder – 1 Tsp
• Garam Masala Powder – 1 Tsp
• Kasuri Methi – 1 Tbsp
• Salt To Taste
• Coriander Leaves, Chopped – 1 Tbsp

For 2nd Tadka (Tempering)
• Ghee / Oil – 2 Tbsp
• Pinch Of Asafoetida
• Cumin Seeds – 1 Tsp
• Garlic, Finely Chopped – 1 Tbsp
• Onions, Chopped – 1 Tbsp
• Dried Red Chilies – 2-3 Small
• Bay Leaf – 1
• Cloves – 2
• Red Chili Powder – 1/2 Tsp


 

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Main Indian 4-6


Nutrition Info: 250 calories // Servings: 1 Cup

INSTRUCTIONS:

For Dal:
1. Rinse the dals.
2. In a pressure cooker add the rinsed dal, turmeric powder, salt, tomatoes, chopped ginger, chopped onions, and water.
3. Pressure cook for 4 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
4. Open the lid and whisk dal. Keep it aside.

For 1st Tadka (Tempering):
1. Heat ghee in a pan.
2. Add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
3. Now add the ginger, garlic and sauté for a minute.
4. Add onions and saute until the onions are golden brown.
5. Now add a pinch of asafetida, and chopped green chilies, and sauté for a minute.
6. Now add the chopped tomatoes and let it cook for 3-4 minutes.
7. Now add 1/2 cup of water and let it boil for another 2 minutes.
8. Ass red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, kasuri methi, coriander leaves and salt.
9. Mix well and let it cook for 3 minutes.
10. Now transfer the pressure cooked dal into this tadka masala and mix properly.
11. You can add more water if needed.
12. Let is come to a boil and turn off the heat.

For 2nd Tadka (Tempering):
1. In a tadka pan heat 2 tbsp ghee.
2. Now add a pinch of asafetida, cumin seeds, chopped garlic, chopped onions and sauté for a minute.
3. Add dried red chilies, bay leaf, cloves and sauté for another minute.
4. Add red chili powder and cook for few seconds.
5. Now pour the hot tadka over hot dal.
6. Mix thoroughly and serve hot with paratha or chapati.


Logo Author: Anupama Paliwal
Recipe Source Link: https://www.mygingergarlickitchen.com/restaurant-style-tadka-dal-recipe-how-to-make-dal-tadka/
Date Published: 2018-03-05


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