Sri LakshmiNarasimha Foods

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Tadka Dal


  • 1 cup yellow lentils (toor dal)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies, slit
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  1. Rinse the lentils thoroughly and cook them with water, turmeric, chopped tomato, onion, green chilies, ginger-garlic paste, and salt until they are soft and well-cooked.
  2. In a separate pan, heat oil. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and asafoetida. Allow them to splutter.
  3. Pour this tempering over the cooked dal and let it simmer for a few more minutes.
  4. Sprinkle garam masala and garnish with fresh coriander leaves before serving.

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