Dal recipesMasoor dal tadka | restaurant style dal tadka recipe

Masoor dal tadka | restaurant style dal tadka recipe


Whenever i made dal at home, though everyone say it is good, i somehow feel it is not like the one we have in restaurants. Since i am not satisfactory, i haven’t posted the dal tadka recipe so far. I had a pack of Masoor dal which i bought from Delhi during our visit in March. When i was casually talking to a friend few days back over phone, i told her i have a pack of Masoor dal and wanted to make a dal tadka. She immediately gave me the recipe. She learnt that recipe of dal from her aunty and she told it will be very nice. When i made it it tasted so awesome and it was like the one which we eat in restaurants. finally i got the perfect taste and i thought i should share this with you all. This can be made with yellow moong dal too.


Masoor dal tadka

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time :20 mins |   Serves : 2-3

Massor dal | Yellow moong dal   1/2 cup
Tomato     1
Ginger grated  1 tsp
Onion     1
Garlic      3 pods
Red chilly powder  1/4 tsp
Green Chilly     1
Cumin powder   1/4 tsp
Kasoori methi     a pinch
Ghee | Butter      2 tsp
Salt        As needed
Turmeric powder    1/4 tsp
Red chilly    1
Lemon Juice   1 tsp



  • Chop the tomato into small cubes . Wash the dal and pressure cook this with turmeric powder and grated ginger.
  • Pressure cook till 4-5 whistles.

Masoor dal
Cook dal

  • Mash the dal nicely once it is cooked.

Mashed dal

  • Chop the onions, garlic and green chilly very finely.
  • In a pan add the ghee |butter and and saute the onions, garlic,redchilly and green chilly in a very low flame.


  • While it is roasting , in a separate pan add the cooked dal and add the red chilli powder, salt and cumin powder.
  • Let this boil for few minutes. Add the onion garlic tadka to the dal and switch off the flame.
  • Cover this and with a lid and let the flavours get infused into it. After 2 minutes open the cover and squeeze few drops of lemon juice and kasoori methi. Mix well.


  • Dal tadka is ready to serve. Serve with hot rotis or jeera rice.


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