DAL TADKA (DAL FRY) RECIPE
How to make Restaurant-style Dal Tadka
- Rinse the lentil thoroughly till the water runs clear. Drain & keep aside.
- In a medium saucepan, add the water, lentils, salt, turmeric powder, green chillies & tomatoes. Stir and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium-low & cover the pan. Simmer the lentil for 20-25 minutes till the lentils are mushy. Add water, if required to get the desired consistency (Dal is usually of a medium consistency).
- As soon as the lentils are cooked, heat oil/clarified butter in another pan. Add asafoetida & cumin seeds, once the cumin seeds begin to change color, add broken red chilli & garlic & saute for a minute. Add cayenne pepper. Stir & remove from heat.
- Transfer the garlic-mixture to the hot lentils. Stir & cook for another minute. Remove from heat & transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with chopped cilantro leaves. Serve with steamed rice or roti.