Funny how one of the dishes I make atleast once a week is being added fairly late. Once upon a time this was probably the only Punjabi dish that I didn’t love, why I even remember throwing tantrums to avoid eating it. It’s 15years later today, and the lazy – tired me went straight to the “Dals” section in my kitchen and unsealed a huge Ghee container to prepare Jeera rice and paired it with Dal (obviously) with a generous amount of tadka cooked in Ghee. It tasted OH SO GOOD! #FeelinglikealaughingBuddha
Living a Bachelor’s life? You cannot ruin this recipe – it’s that difficult. So, pick up your Apron and start cooking!
Thanks to Indian taste-buds, every Indian state has its own traditionally famous dal recipes which are made using different varieties of lentils. Some of the more common and Popular Dal based recipes being Dal Makhani, Chane ki Dal, Cholar Dal, DAL Bukhara, Moong Dal Tadka, Panchmel Dal, etc. In this list, tadke ki dal or Dal Tadka is a specialty of North Indian cuisine available in all the Dhabas and Indian Restaurants.
There are innumerable ways of preparing Dal Tadka – some like it thick and creamy while the others like it in soup like consistency. Let’s dig in to see the different recipes of Dal Tadka!
PS: Dal Tadka goes great with any type of Pulao/Pulav. The magical combo is Butter rice & Dal, Jeera Rice and Dal, even Peas Pulao with Dal tastes great!