Monday, 25 February 2013

Dal Tadka

Dal tadka is a regular feature for most of us at home. However many of you think that you do not get that resturant type taste at home. Made with split red lentils this creamy, rich and smooth dal is tempered with spices and ghee. It makes the perfect accompaniment to rice or Rotis. A very simple one & a every day recipe. However there are many versions of Dal tadka & this is one of it I make more often.

1 Cup Masoor dal (split red lentils)
1/4 cup yellow moong dal
2 Green chilis slit
1 Tbspn grated ginger & garlic
1/4 Tspn turmeric
Salt as per taste
For tempering:
1 Tbsp Ghee/ clarified butter
1/2 Tspn cumin seeds
3 dried red chilis
1 Medium onions thinly sliced
1 Medium tomatoes chopped
1/4 Tspn Garam Masala Powder
Corinder leaves to garnish
1 Tbsp heavy cream to garnish or decorate

Clean, wash & soak both the dals for 20 mins in water, Drain the water add green chilis, ginger, garlic, turmeric powder, salt & 3 cups of water in the pressure cooker & cook for the dal untill tender. Untill 2 whistle. Once cooled, remove the green chilis from it & whish or mash the dal with a spoon.  Now for tempering, add 2 tbsp of ghee in the pan. Add in cumin seeds. red chilis. onion & saute until translucent. now add in the tomatoes & cook until they are soft. Now add in the cooked dal into this mixture & boil for 2 mins. Turn off the flame, garnish this with coriander leaves & garam Masala. Take a tbspn of heavy cream & draw a pattern on topof the dal before serving. Dal tadka is ready.

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