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Dal Tadka

Ganesh.Dutta's picture
My friend, who is a professional chef at Oberoi Hotel, gave me this Dal Tadka recipe. I like this healthy Dal Tadka recipe very much. Dal Tadka is a very common dish in the India. It is a good source of high protein. It is primarily eaten during Lunch. Dal Tadka goes well with rice, but it can also be eaten with roti .You should try this Dal Tadka recipe.
  Toor dal 500 Gram
  Masoor 250 Gram
  Oil 200 Milliliter
  Cumin 15 Gram
  Garlic 50 Gram
  Onion 200 Gram
  Ginger paste 50 Gram
  Garlic paste 20 Gram
  Red chilli 15 Gram
  Turmeric 10 Gram
  Tomatoes 200 Gram
  Green chillies 10 Gram (to taste salt)
  Coriander 60 Gram (to taste salt)

the lentils – wash and soak for 30 minutes and boil with salt and half of turmeric.
The vegetables – chop garlic, green chillies, coriander, onion and tomatoes
Cooking – heat oil, add cumin, garlic, stir fry to brown colour.
Add onion and fry to brown colour, add ginger and garlic pastes with red chilli pdr., coriander pdr., and remaining turmeric.
Stir for 2 minutes. Now add chopped tomatoes, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes or until masala leaves the oil. Add seasoning.
Now add boiled lentils, mix, bring to boil and simmer for another 10 minutes. Add green chillies, green coriander. Adjust seasoning.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish
Holiday, Everyday, Healthy
Vegan, Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 784 Calories from Fat 313

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 36 g54.6%

Saturated Fat 4.7 g23.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 43.8 mg1.8%

Total Carbohydrates 89 g29.6%

Dietary Fiber 22 g88.2%

Sugars 3.6 g

Protein 31 g61.8%

Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 33.8%

Calcium 18.5% Iron 49.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Anonymous's picture
How do you translate grams into american measurements?
Anonymous's picture
1 pound = 4536 gms 1 gm = 0.0353 ounces
Anonymous's picture
Looks like a good recipe, but who will ever find out: Why is everything in weight measurements??? Who actually weighs turmeric, cumin seeds etc??? Is there anyone who doesn't parcel these things out with spoons (or pinches)? If you could please transpose this recipe in a practical way, that would be great.
Anonymous's picture
add according to ur taste , dal tadka ia esay to make and tastes good
Anonymous's picture
Recipe is from a 5 star hotel... they must be doing accurate quality control (so quality is in gms) to ensure customer experience remains same no matter how many times he eats same dish
anonymous's picture
What 5 star hotel did Dalal's recipe come from? I didn't see any documentation on that in her books, and I'd like to know. While I could easily envision hotel chefs doing this for consistency, and given very large quantities, measuring turmeric and fennel by weight instead of by volume (spoons) simply isn't a natural measurement in these circumstances. Since Ms. Dalal is writing her books for home cooks, it seemed a nuisance to me for her to have given them, in her writings, in such measurements. Good recipe though.
Dal Tadka Recipe