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Dal Tadka

dal tadka
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Yellow dal tadka is a delightful amazing flavorful, healthy lentils based speciality of North Indian cuisine loved by all. In Indian cuisine, one can get them at roadside eateries called dhabas, and at hotels and restaurants. It is a creamy concoction of one or two types of lentils boiled to get a rich texture which is then tempered with brilliant spices and butter (or ghee).

A plain yellow dal tadka is a staple more or less added in every meal in an Indian household and there are many different ways into which simple nutty nutritious lentils can be prepared in an Indian Kitchen. The firecracker lentils-based tadkas are made of pure herbs and spices, are gluten-free, free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. The nutty lentils absorb the taste of herbs and spices to deliver aromatic additional flavours.

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Every Indian state has its own traditionally famous lentil-based main course recipes like dal tadka and sambar; starters like dal snacks and dal pakora and appetizers that are loved by everyone as each such variants have a distinctive taste.

  • Tadka is the word used for the process of tempering. In this process where whole spices and herbs are sauteed in ghee/oil. Thus the oil changes the colour and turns aromatic. The process makes any simple dish fresh and appetizing.
  • Dal Tadka is a flavorful, healthy, naturally vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free recipe made with yellow lentils.
  • It does not require enormous fancy ingredients and can be taken in any season (almost every day), that's why is offered in the Indian vegetarian (even non vegetarian) Tiffin Services.
  • It is a low calorie, high protein meal that can be served with roti or rice, salads and lemon wedges.

About Dal Tadka
North Indian Punjabi cuisine is full of lentil dishes which can be made from one or a combination of two or more lentils. The varieties generally include chana/chole, Bukhara (dal makhani), moong, panchmel and urad tadka. The masoor dal or chana dal tadka is a delicious Indian lentil curry. Primarily, in such recipes, 2 types of yellow lentils are boiled along with some tomatoes, salt, turmeric, and ginger, and then it is tempered with oil and herbs.

Restaurant dal tadka

Restaurants make the simple dish with fancy ingredients through a double flaming tadka process. The restaurant-style or dhaba style versions are mostly made with a combination of split pigeon pea and split chickpeas.

Homemade dal tadka

Dal is a staple dish in India prepared every day at homes. Homemade dal tadka is made from boiled lentils, which are tossed with 100% pure herbs, spices, onion, tomatoes, garlic, and ginger, sautéed along with chilli powder and other flavours. In Indian cooking, tempering is a must for dals, veggies and sometimes even for raitas and chutneys. Tempering with the selected set of herbs and cream makes it additionally glossy, tempting, aromatic and classic.

How to serve?
Tadka dal is a rich, creamy and aromatic recipe garnished with coriander leaves, cut green chillies and lemon wedges, served with chapatti/roti, rice, curd and pickles.

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