Dal Tadka

Serves 2


Channa dal (kadalai paruppu) – ¼ cup

Moong dal (paitham paruppu) – ¼ cup

Toor dhal (thuvaram paruppu) – 1 tbsp

Green chillies – 5 – 6 (chopped)

Tomato – 1 (chopped)

Jeera (cumin seeds) – 1 tbsp

Sombu (fennel) – ½ tbsp

Garam masala powder – 1 tbsp

Methi powder – 1 tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1 tbsp

Curd – 2 tbsp

Milk cream (optional) – 1 tbsp

Oil – 1 tbsp

Salt – to taste

Coriander & Curry leaves – for garnishing

Preparation of Dal Tadka:

  1. Soak all the dals for 30 minutes and cook it with some water in a pressure cooker (take out in 3 whistles) or in a cooking vessel for 15 – 20 mins. Keep it aside after it is cooked well.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add sombu, jeera, curry leaves, green chillies, tomato and fry well.
  3. Add some water and cook for a min. Now add garam masala powder, methi powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  4. Cook it for 2-3 mins and add the cooked dal to it. Add some water if needed.
  5. Cook for 5 mins and add curd, milk cream.
  6. Mix well and remove from flame. Garnish with coriander.

Best with Chapathi and pulka……

Additional Info:

You can also add red chillies, cloves etc…….

You can also add some ghee before serving.


One thought on “Dal Tadka

  1. Romba porumaya Curry leaves arrange panirke!! Looks beautiful and inviting… Next time nanga varumbothu intha dal pannu, aana sombu pottiyana othai vizhum!! 😀
    Jus kidding, delicious dal da! 🙂

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