Here’s My Favourite Dal Tadka Recipe that Everyone Should Try at Home

If you love Indian cuisine as much as me, you know that nothing beats the homeliness of dal with rice. Restaurants try to elevate Dal with their ‘Dal Tadka’ and honestly, it is not an upgrade we don’t dislike! Dal Tadka brings the simplicity of Dal and marries it with rich spices and Masalas that India is famous for, to give a delectable, spicy, and ravishing dish that pairs amazingly well with some fragrant jeera rice!

While Dal Tadka is widely served in restaurants, if you follow this recipe, you can make it with ease in your very own kitchen! In my Dal Tadka recipe, we will be using Aashirvaad Nature’s Super Foods Organic Arhar/ Tur Dal. This is a certified organic Tur dal that is high in quality and packed with great taste and nutrition. Follow my favourite Dal Tadka recipe here:


  • Aashirvaad Nature’s Super Foods Organic Arhar/ Tur Dal
  • Aashirvaad Salt
  • Turmeric Powder
  • Red Chilli Powder
  • Coriander Powder
  • Water
  • Oil
  • Aashirvaad Svasti Ghee
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Dried red chillies
  • Chopped garlic
  • Crushed ginger
  • Chopped onions
  • Chopped tomato
  • Chopped fresh coriander
  • Cumin seeds
  • Kasuri Methi


  • In a pressure cooker, take 1 cup of washed Aashirvaad Nature’s Super Foods Organic Arhar/ Tur Dal
  • Add 1 cup water to the cooker, along with some ghee, salt and turmeric powder and light the fire
  • After 3-4 whistles, in about 10 minutes, turn the gas off and let it cool
  • Meanwhile, heat a Kadhai with oil
  • Once hot, put in Cumin seeds, 1 Bay leaf, 2 dry red chillies, chopped garlic and ginger and let it fry
  • Then add 2 chopped onions and fry till pink before adding 1 chopped tomato
  • Keep frying till tomatoes reduce in size and add salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder
  • Mix these spices to the veggies till everything is covered in salt and spice
  • Finally, add the boiled dal from the pressure cooker to this mix and stir till everything unites
  • Set this vessel aside as your dal is ready
  • Now, for the Tadka, take a small vessel and heat oil
  • To this, add Hing, 2 dried red chillies, Kasuri Methi and some chopped garlic
  • Once fried, pour the contents of this vessel (with the oil) into the dal
  • Garnish with freshly chopped coriander and serve with Jeera rice for the best meal!

Some important pointers to note

  • Make sure you cook on the medium flame as you want to avoid burning any veggies
  • Be mindful of air and keep a window nearby open as the Tadka can be quite strong and can affect the people in the kitchen
  • If you are out of red chillies, green chillies also work as replacements
  • If you are out of ginger and garlic, using a ginger garlic paste will still give the same effect

Happy cooking!

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