Thursday, 8 November 2012

Dal Tadka

A light and easy-to-prepare gravy for roti's is dal, i would say.  This is a restaurant style Dal Tadka made at home.  I used only moong dal to prepare this.  So lets see howto do it :

Serving Suggestions:   3

Moong Dal - 1 cup
Onion, finely chopped - 1
Tomato, finely chopped - 1
Garlic,finely chopped - 3
Coriander leaves - a few
Salt - as per taste
Turmeric - a pinch
Red chilli powder - 1tsp
Garam Masala - 1tsp
Hing - a pinch
Dried Kasoori methi leaves - 1tsp
Lemon juice - 1tsp

Tempering :
Ghee - 1tblsp
Jeera - 1tsp

Garnishing :
Coriander leaves - few

1.Pressure cook dal with enough water along with tomato and turmeric till it becomes soft. Drain water and mash it till it becomes soft and keep aside
2.Now,heat ghee in a kadai. To this,add jeera and allow it to splutter. Add onions and saute for 2-3 mins.Then,add garlic and fry for a minute.
3.Now add hing,chilli powder,garam masala,salt to this and fry till raw smell disappears.
4.Now add, mashed dal-tomato mixture and allow it to boil for few mins.
5.Add little water to increase consistency. Switch off flame and add crushed methi leaves and lemon juice.
6.Garnish  with coriander leaves and fresh onions and serve hot.

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