Sanoli's Kitchen: DAL TADKA

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Source of the recipe and acknowledment

Dear Anusha,
Thank you very much for this easy and wonderful healthy recipe.

I feel really great that I cooked this dish first time today. A recipe which comes out really scrumptious and fabulous one. I made little bit changes according to my taste, but it is exceptionally delicious and nutritious too.

1/2 cup Whole Red Lentils / Puy Lentils
1/4 cup Yellow Lentils (moong dal)
4 Green Chillies (chopped)
1 large Tomato (finely chopped)
1 large Onion (finely chopped)
1 tbsp minced Garlic
1 1/2 tbsps minced Ginger
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
2 dried Red Chilli
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Nigella seeds (kalonji)
2 tbsps finely chopped Coriander Leaves
1 tbsp Sour Cream
1 tsp Clarified butter (Ghee)
2 tbsps Oil
Salt to taste

Wash both lentils thoroughly. Pressure cook the lentils with chopped tomatoes, green chillies, ginger, garlic and turmeric powder. Cook till 5-6 whistles. Allow to cool it naturally.

Heat oil in a pan. Add dry red chillies, mustard seeds, asafoetida and nigella seeds in it. Saute for 40 seconds. Now add onions in it. Fry till onion turns golden brown.

Now add cooked lentils alongwith sour cream and salt. Fold well.

When it starts to boil, add chopped coriander leaves and clarified butter in it. Switched off the heat and keep it covered for another 5 minutes. Mix well.
 Serve hot with rice or rotis.


  1. oh this is nice recipe sanoli
    lot of variations and addition of new things

    looks like it must be tasting yummy. i have never made dal with whole red lentils but split masoor dal i have made

  2. looks quite inviting ....

  3. inviting clicks!!! looks fabulous...

  4. tempting dal :) love your clicks..

  5. wow Bhabi !! Daal looks very delicious ......with lovely color

  6. delicious looking dal tadka....

  7. Hi Sanoli,

    Dal tadka Looks Delicious !!!

    Perfect presentation:)

    Keep up this good work Dear..

  8. Such a super comforting food, can have it anytime.

  9. wow.. this looks delicious... perfect with rotis..

  10. Perfect... Love ur recipe and ur space as well... Keep Rocking...