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      Punjabi Dal Tadka

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      Time40 Min
      DifficultyEasy
      Serves1

      One of the most popular dishes to come out of the hallowed kitchens and dhabas of Punjab, the Punjabi dal tadka recipe is easily one of the most popular. Known for blending the worlds of taste and health together in one power-packed recipe, the Punjabi dal tadka restaurant style is one of the staple dishes cooked in Indian households. Dal Tadka consists of pulses that fuse together with vegetables ... and whole spices, and are pressure cooked. To prepare Punjabi dal tadka at home, you need to first soak the dal overnight or for a few hours so it gets that soft consistency. Then, you have to pressure cook it with salt and turmeric powder before going forth and adding the other vegetables or the “tadka” that gives it a runny, rich flavour. If you’re searching how to make Punjabi dal tadka, you need to first choose the dal type. You can use both toor dal or chana dal and mix it as per your need. Then, the other ingredients include ginger/garlic, green chillies and if you want to up the health quotient, you could even add shaved carrots and tomatoes too. Finally, the tempering of the recipe is done with the help of ghee with whole spices cooked in. A single serving of Punjabi dal tadka can feed up to 6 people in one go. It is a super easy and extremely nutritious dish, which makes it a favourite among millions. It is best enjoyed with rotis and rice, along with a side of pickle and curd for the best effect.

      Nutrition Info. (per serving)

      ProteinFatCarbsFibre121 Cal121 Cal121 Cal121 Cal
      • 7gProtein
      • 2gFat
      • 19gCarbs
      • 1gFibre

      Ingredients

      Dry Grocery

      Toor Dal

      Toor Dal

      1.5 tablespoons

      Chana Dal

      Chana Dal

      2 teaspoons

      Green Moong Split

      Green Moong Split

      2 teaspoons

      Refined Oil

      Refined Oil

      1 teaspoon

      Cumin

      Cumin

      1 pinch

      Asafoetida/hing

      Asafoetida/hing

      1 pinch

      Turmeric Powder

      Turmeric Powder

      1 pinch

      Red Chilli Powder

      Red Chilli Powder

      1 pinch

      Coriander Powder

      Coriander Powder

      1 pinch

      Fruits & Vegetables

      Onion

      Onion

      0.25 cups

      Tomato

      Tomato

      0.33 cups

      Ginger

      Ginger

      1 small piece

      Other

      Garlic

      Garlic

      1 piece

      Green Chillies

      Green Chillies

      1 unit

      Jeera Powder

      Jeera Powder

      1 pinch

      Lemon Juice

      Lemon Juice

      0.5 teaspoons

      Coriander Leaves

      Coriander Leaves

      4 leafs

      Water

      Water

      0.75 glasss

      Directions
      1
      Boil Toor Dal and keep aside.
      2
      Boil Chana dal and keep aside.
      3
      Boil Green Moong Dal split and keep aside.
      4
      In a pan heat Oil then add Cumin Seed and let it crackle.
      5
      Add chopped Garlic, chopped Onion, chopped Tomato and cook it well.
      6
      Add chopped Ginger, Green Chilli, Hing, Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder.
      7
      Add boiled Dal & Lemon Juice. Check consistency by adding Water.
      8
      Serve in a bowl. Garnish with chopped Coriander.

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