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Restaurant Style Dal Tadka

Restaurant style Dal tadka is my guilty pleasure an here is a easy and brilliant recipe to make it at home
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine north indian
Servings 4 serving


  • 1/2 cup toor dal
  • 1/2 cup masoor dal
  • 3 garlic gloves , minced
  • 1 onion large , sliced
  • 2 tomatoes large , chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric Tata Sampann powder
  • 2 tsps Dal Masala Tata Sampann Tadka
  • 2 tsps ghee
  • 1/4 tsp heeng
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • to taste salt
  • coriander leaves for garnish


  • Pressure cook both the dals along with some salt and turmeric till done. A lot of people complain that dal leaves a lot of water while boiling in a cooker. For me what works to solve this is - pre soaking the dal and adding 1/4 tsp of oil at the time of boiling. Once the dal is boiled, set aside for cooling.
  • In a kadhai, heat ghee and add heeng to it. Once it is fragrant and slightly browned, add jeera seeds and fry till golden brown.
  • Add the onions and saute till the onions are golden brown. Add the tomatoes and saute till they are soft and well roasted.
  • Add the Tata Sampann Dal Tadka masala, boiled dal and if required some hot water. Bring to boil together and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle coriander leaves and turn off the gas.
  • Serve hot with phulkas, steamed rice or pulao.


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