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Maharashtrian Tadka Dal

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Tadka dal is a dish which you will find in most of the homes.A delicious and simple dal recipe which can be used for party cooking. I prepare this dal regularly when I host parties for my guest, and believe me they freak-out on it.
Ingredients
  Toor dal 1 Cup (16 tbs) (pigeon pea)
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chilli powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Hing 1⁄2 Pinch (Asafoetida)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Medium
  Tomato 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Ghee 1 Teaspoon
For garnishing
  Coriander 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Dry red chilly 1 Medium, fried
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Cook dal in pressure cooker .
2. Add water to the cooked dal and blend this to form a smooth paste.

MAKING
3. Heat oil add cumin and mustard seeds, let it splutter, add finely sliced onion and fry till light brown.
4. Add tomato and toss for a minute, then add turmeric, chilli powder, hing, salt and sugar.
5. Add dal paste to this mixture and let it boil.

SERVING
6. Garnish with coriander and dry red chilly and serve it hot with rice and ghee.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Maharashtrian
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Curry
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Toor Dal
Interest: 
Easy, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Subtitle: 
Yellow Dal Tadka

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