Dal Tadka is a popular Indian dish where cooked lentils are tempered with oil/ghee and spices.
I wouldn't be wrong in saying that Dal Tadka is almost a staple with North Indian cuisine.
Dal tadka is definitely one of my favorite accompaniments with roti and rice, for sure.
Dal/Lentils are our staple foods and there are many different varieties available in our country. Few popular dishes with lentils include Dal Tadka. Moong Dal Pakoda and Dal Makhani.
Dal Tadka is made with yellow lentils.
I usually take a mix of Split Bengal Gram(Chana Dal) and Split Red Gram(Tuvar Dal), in the ratio 1:2. You can use only one of these instead. The preparation can be divided into two stages.
- cooking the dal and
Dal Tadka - Step by Step Instruction with Pictures
Dal Tadka goes well with rotis, chapatis and rice, be it steamed rice or jeera rice.
How to Make Dal TadkaPrint
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