Mixed Dal Tadka

Mixed dal tadka

Ingredients (Serves 5)

1. Masoor dal – 1/4 cup

    Toor dal – 1/4 cup

   Chana dal – 1/4 cup (Soak chana dal in enough water for 1 hour)

   Mung dal – 3 tbsp

2. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

    Onion – 1/4 cup, chopped

    Garlic – 3 cloves, finely chopped

    Tomato – 1 medium, chopped

    Green chilies – 1 – 2, slit

    Water – As required

3. Kasoori methi – 1/2 tsp

    Cilantro – 3 tbsp, finely chopped

To season

4. Ghee – 1 tbsp

    Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

    Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

     Dried red chilies – 1, broken

     Hing / asafoetida – 1 pinch

     Chilly powder – 1 pinch


1. Pressure-cook the mixed dals, turmeric powder, chopped onion, garlic, tomato, green chilies and enough water (around 1.5 cup or as required) for 3 – 4 whistles. Open the cooker after 10 minutes. Add around 1.5 cup hot water and enough salt, to taste. Bring to a boil and cook for a few minutes. Add kasoori methi, mix well and switch off.

2. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a small pan at medium heat. Splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Fry dry red chilies and add a pinch of hing and chilly powder. Stir for a second and switch off. Pour this seasoning over the prepared dal. Mixed dal tadka is ready to serve! Sprinkle cilantro and serve hot with chapathis / cumin rice/plain rice.

Mixed dal tadka

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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