Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mixed Dal Tadka

Dal Tadka is a delicious food containing lentils. It has a high amount of protein and very good for health.


1/4 cup toor/arhar dal,
1/4 cup moong dal,
1/4 cup masoor dal,
1/4 cup chana dal
1 onion finely chopped,
2 green chillies, slit in the between,
5 flakes garlic, crushed,
1″ piece ginger, crushed,
2 tbsp chopped coriander,
1/2 tsp jeera(cumin seeds),
1/2 tsp rai(mustard seeds),
1/2 tsp red chilli powder,
1/2 tsp turmeric powder,
Salt to taste,
1/2 tbsp lime juice,
A  pinch asafoetida
3 tbsp or more ghee (butter).
Wash all the dals together and soak for few hours.
Then pressure cook them upto 3-4 whistles.
If you do not soak them then pressure cook them for more time.
When pressure drops uncover the pressure cooker, transfer the dal into a bowl and beat a lil.
Heat little ghee in pan and add the chopped onoin and fry for till it turns transparent.
Then add turmeric powder and red chilli powder, and dal and bring to boil.
Add little water if necessary as this dal needs to be little thick.
When dal boils, lower the flame and let it simmer for 5 minutes and keep aside..
Just before serving add tadka or seasoning to the dal.
For that heat remaining ghee in a small pan, add mustard and cumin seeds, when they splutter add asafoetida, green chilli, curry leaves, garlic, ginger and fry for a few seconds..
Add the tadka to the prepared dal.
Add lemon juice, mix and keep aside.
Garnish with chopped onions and chopped coriander..
Serve hot with plain or jeera rice/roti/paratha/naan/kulcha/lachha paratha

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