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Dal Tadka (Yellow Dal)

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Enjoy another version of Dal Tadka from prepared using Yellow Dal. We are hoping this will remind you the taste we get in Indian restaurants.
  Toor dal 2 Cup (32 tbs), boiled, mashed
  Green chili 1 Medium, chopped finely
  Salt To Taste
  Lime juice 1 Teaspoon
  Coriander leaves 1 Tablespoon, chopped finely
For the tempering (tadka)
  Oil/Ghee 4 Teaspoon
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1 Pinch
  Curry leaves 8 Medium
  Chopped garlic 2 Teaspoon
  Green chili 2 Medium, slit lengthwise
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
For the garnishing
  Coriander leaves 1 Teaspoon, chopped finely

1. Wash and rinse toor dal in water a couple of times.
2. Soak in water for about 30 minutes.
3. In a pressure cooker, cook the dal until soft and mushy. Set this aside.

4. Heat a saucepan at medium temperature, add the cooked dal, green chili, salt, stir and bring it to a boil.
5. Once it starts boiling, turn off the heat.
6. Add lime juice, coriander leaves and mix well.
7. To prepare the tempering (tadka), heat oil in a separate pan on a high heat.
8. When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and chopped garlic. Stir for a couple of minutes until golden in color.
9. Add slit green chilies and turmeric powder. Stir for a minute.
10. Add this tadka to the prepared dal.

11. Serve warm with rice, roti, naan or paratha.

Things You Will Need
1. Pressure cooker - to cook the dal

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Indian Garlic and Onion free Dal Tadka
In India it is a practice adopted by some people to stay away from tamasic vegetables like onion and garlic. Check out this recipe by Madhura to make protein rich Indian Dal Tadka without garlic and with healthy Indian herbal seasonings. A great vegan treat!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 279 Calories from Fat 42

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.5%

Saturated Fat 0.69 g3.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 80.6 mg3.4%

Total Carbohydrates 45 g15.1%

Dietary Fiber 10.8 g43.2%

Sugars 0.7 g

Protein 16 g31.2%

Vitamin A 7.5% Vitamin C 43.4%

Calcium 10.9% Iron 25%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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