Dal Tadka दाल तड़का और जीरा राइस South Indian Style Dal & Jeera Pulao

No matter where you travel or what you eat, you always come back to home food, right? Here's a fantastically classic recipe for South Indian style Dal Tadka for those midweek blues :)

30-35 minutes
2-4
Indian
Dal Tadka दाल तड़का और जीरा राइस South Indian Style Dal & Jeera Pulao Recipe - Ranveer Brar

Ingredients

For Cooking Dal

1 cup Toor dal, washed, तूर दाल

1 heaped tbsp Urad dal, washed, उड़द दाल

6-7 cups Water, पानी

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार

1 tsp Degi red chili powder, देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर

½ tsp Turmeric powder, हल्दी पाउडर

¼ tsp Asafoetida, हींग

 

For Ginger Garlic Paste

1 inch Ginger, peeled, slice, अदरक

2-4 Garlic cloves, लहसुन

2 Green chillies, broken into half, हरी मिर्च

 

For Tadka

1 tbsp Oil, तेल

2-4 Fenugreek seeds, मेथी दाना

Prepared Ginger Garlic Paste, अदरक लहसुन का पेस्ट

½ cup Shallots or 1 medium onion, chopped, सांभर प्याज

1 sprig Curry leaves, करी पत्ते

¼ tsp Turmeric powder, हल्दी पाउडर

¼ tsp Degi red chili powder, देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर

½ tsp Coriander powder, धनिया पाउडर

1 medium Tomato, chopped, टमाटर

Boiled Dal, उबली हुई दाल

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार

1 sprig Curry leaves, roughly torn, करी पत्ते

 

For Second Tadka

2-3 tbsp Ghee, घी

1 ½ tsp Cumin seeds, जीरा

9-10 Button chillies, बटन मिर्च

¼ tsp Asafoetida, हींग

¼ tsp Degi red chili powder, देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर

 

 

For Rice Tadka

1 tsp Ghee, घी

1 tsp Cumin seeds, जीरा

¼ tsp Asafoetida, हींग

1 tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped, धनिया पत्ता

 

For Garnish

Coriander sprig, धनिया पत्ता

Process

For Cooking Dal

  • In a pressure cooker, add water, toor dal, urad dal, salt to taste, degi red chili powder, turmeric, asafoetida and cook it for 2-3 whistles or until the dal is soft.
  • Mash it with the help of ladle
  • Keep it aside for further use.

For Ginger Garlic Paste

  • In a mortar pestle, add ginger, garlic, green chillies and make a coarse paste.
  • Keep it aside for further use.

 

For Tadka

  • In a pan, add oil, once it’s hot, add fenugreek seeds, prepared ginger garlic paste and cook for a minute.
  • Add shallots and cook for 2-3 minutes or until translucent. Add curry leaves and cook.
  • Add turmeric powder, degi red chili powder, coriander powder, tomatoes, water and cook well.
  • Add cooked dal, add salt to taste, curry leaves and let it simmer for a while.
  • Transfer the dal to a serving bowl, add prepared second tadka and serve hot with tadka rice.

For second tadka

  • In a pan, add oil, once it’s hot, add cumin seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add button red chillies, asafoetida, degi red chili powder and toss well.
  • Keep it aside for further use.

 

For Rice Tadka

  • In a small pan, add ghee, once it’s hot, add cumin and let it splutter.
  • Add asafoetida, coriander leaves and cook for 20-30 sec.
  • Spread the tadka on top of the cooked rice.

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