Masoor Dal Tadka is a simple everyday food of every Indian household wherein the red lentils are cooked till perfection and then tempered with onions and tomatoes.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 25minutes
Author sushma iyer
3tsp sesame oil
1/2tspeach mustard seeds and cumin seeds
a sprig of curry leaves
pinch of asafoetida
2nosmed size onionfinely chopped
salt to taste
coriander leaves for garnishing
lemon juice and zest
For Masala Paste
thumb size ginger
In a saucepan wash and rinse your masoor dal and add the water and turmeric powder and boil it until cooked but not mushy.
Meanwhile start chopping your onion and tomato. Also in a mortal pestle add everything mentioned under the masala paste and grind to a paste like consistency.
Heat oil in a pan. Give tadka (seasoning) of mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing and curry leaves let it splutter and add in the onions, saute until light pink. Add tomatoes and cook it until soft and mushy.
Add the masala paste and cook until raw smell goes.
In goes the cooked dal along with the water in which it was boiling.
Mix everything well and let it boil for 10 mins. Add in handful of coriander leaves and salt to taste. Mix and boil for another 5 mins. Add lemon zest and mix.
Serve hot along with rice, lemon wedge, pickle and papad.
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