moong dal tadka

Moong dal tadka recipe – Restaurant style yellow dal tadka recipe

Moong dal tadka recipe – Restaurant style yellow dal tadka recipe

Moong dal tadka is another delightful and easy to prepare dal recipe. Moong dal is the lentil which cooks quickly than any other dal. When you wish to eat something light yet delicious food in your meals then try making moong dal. Moong dal is easily digestible and is one of the most commonly used dal here.

This moong dal tadka recipe is not bland but has exotic flavors of some spices and herbs, added as tempering. The seasoning of cumin seeds, asafoetida, and tomatoes make it taste fantastic. Moong dal tadka is very easy to make and is a simple recipe. It tastes simply delectable when served with steamed rice or jeera rice. Though, you can serve it with piping hot chapatti and paranthas as well. So, here is an simple an detailed recipe for making moong dal tadka at your home with step-by-step pictures. Enjoy!

Directions

Getting ready:

Rinse the dal thoroughly and soak in water for 15 to 20 minutes.

moong dal tadka

Chop the tomatoes finely.

moong dal tadkaMaking:

Preheat a pressure cooker with some ghee into it. Now add cumin seeds and asafoetida into it. Then add turmeric powder, coriander powder, finely chopped green chilies, turmeric powder and sauté for a while.

moong dal tadka

After sauteing the spices, add chopped tomatoes and stir fry until you see oil separating from the edges of masala. Add the soaked moong dal into it.

moong dal tadka

 

Now add 2 cups of water to the dal, followed by salt and stir well.

moong dal tadka
Close the pressure cooker with lid and cook till it whistles once. After one whistle reduce the flame, turn off the flame and let the steam escape on its own.

moong dal tadka
Moong dal is done and ready, transfer it to another bowl. For adding another tempering/seasoning, take a small pan and add 1 tsp ghee into it.

moong dal tadka
Heat it well and then add curry leaves, whole red chilly and red chilly powder. Let everything splutter and then turn off the flame and

moong dal tadkaServing:

Pour this seasoning over the dal and Scrumptious moong dal is ready to serve. Garnish this tantalizing and devouring moong dal tadka with some green coriander. Serve steaming hot with steamed rice or any Indian bread like roti, paranthas or poori.

Suggestion

  • If you wish to add garlic and onion in the dal as per your preference, then finely chop 1 onion and 3 to 4 garlic cloves. Add after sautéing the cumin seeds and stir fry until they get pinkish in color.
  • You can keep the consistency of dal thick or thin as desired.
  • For 2 to 4 members
  • Time – 20 minutes

Moong dal tadka recipe Moong dal tadka recipe - Restaurant style yellow dal tadka recipe
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Recipe type: Snack recipe
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Moong dal – ½ cup (100 grams)
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Green coriander – 2 to 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1 pinch
  • Tomato – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves – 6 to 7
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Whole red chilly powder – 1
  • Red chilly powder – ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Green chilly – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Ginger paste – ½ tsp
  • Salt – ¾ tsp or as per taste
Instructions
  1. Rinse the dal thoroughly and soak in water for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Chop the tomatoes finely.
  3. Preheat a pressure cooker with some ghee into it.
  4. Now add cumin seeds and asafoetida into it. Then add turmeric powder, coriander powder, finely chopped green chilies, turmeric powder and sauté for a while.
  5. After sautéing the spices, add chopped tomatoes and stir fry until you see oil separating from the edges of masala.
  6. Add the soaked moong dal into it.
  7. Now add 2 cups of water to the dal, followed by salt and stir well.
  8. Close the pressure cooker with lid and cook till it whistles once. After one whistle reduce the flame, turn off the flame and let the steam escape on its own.
  9. Moong dal is done and ready, transfer it to another bowl.
  10. For adding another tempering/seasoning, take a small pan and add 1 tsp ghee into it.
  11. Heat it well and then add curry leaves, whole red chilly and red chilly powder. Let everything splutter.
  12. Now turn off the flame and pour this seasoning over the dal. Scrumptious moong dal is ready.
  13. Garnish this tantalizing and devouring moong dal tadka with some green coriander. Serve steaming hot with steamed rice or any Indian bread like roti, paranthas or poori.

 

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