Mum’s Tadka Dal

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Discover the ultimate Indian Style Tadka Dal recipe made by MUM! This aromatic and flavourful dish will elevate your meals to a whole new level. Perfect for any occasion!.
Serves 4 people.

ghee/oil of choice
400g tur dal, washed and drained
turmeric powder
1 brown onion, roughly chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
small handful of fresh curry leaves
2-3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1 large tomato, roughly chopped
large handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped
½ tsp chilli powder

– Add the tur dal to a pan or pressure cooker and cover in 800ml water. Add 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp turmeric powder. Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes in the pressure cooker, or 30 minutes in a regular pan. Once cooked, allow it to sit for 10 minutes.

– Add 2-3 tbsp of ghee to a hot pan. Add the cumin seeds, fresh curry leaves, garlic, and onion. Cook for 6-8 minutes until softened and lightly golden.

– Add the chopped tomato, stir through, and cook for 5 minutes.

– Add the chilli powder and half the fresh coriander. Stir through.

– Add 200ml of boiling water to the dal. Transfer to a large serving bowl.

– Top the dal with the cooked onion and spices, and garnish with fresh coriander.

Serve with piping hot basmati rice and some natural yoghurt.