Indian Lentil Curry ( Dal Tadka) Recipe

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Dal is a popular Indian and international dish served in restaurants and takeaway. This easy-to-make recipe with a few fragrant spices and a smoky finish will show you why billions of subcontinentans call it their favourite comfort food.  


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Indian Lentil Curry ( Dal Tadka) Recipe

– Dal – 1 cup split dal – 1 tbsp ghee – 1 tsp cumin seed – 1/4 tso asafoetida – 1 tsp green chilies  – 1 tbsp ginger grated – 1 tbsp garlic minced – 1 cup onions diced – 3 whole tomatoes diced – 1 tsp salt to taste – 1/2 tsp turmeric ground – Tadka (tempering) – 1 tbsp ghee – 1 tsp cumin seed – 2 whole red chillie – 1 tsp chilli powder – 1 tbsp cilantro leave

Cook dal in pressure cooker or stove with 4 cups water. Add asafoetida and cumin seeds to low-heat ghee until they splutter.  

Step 1

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Fry onions, green chilies, ginger, and garlic until tender. Combine tomatoes, turmeric, salt, and coriander. 

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Simmer this mixture for 10 minutes with cooked dal and salt.  

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Tadka Make tadka while it simmers. Heat all tadka ingredients and ghee or oil to smoking.  

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Stir this into cooking dal. Turn off heat after cooking. Cover the dal with a heatproof dish.  

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Add 2 burned bay leaves to the bowl and cover to infuse it with smoke. Serve hot with naan, roti, or steaming rice.  

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Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 639mg | Potassium: 437mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1372IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg

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