Dal Tadka Recipe Flavored with Lemon and Coriander
Dal Tadka Recipe is a simple to cook recipe that is packed with flavors from lemon and coriander. This recipe of dal tadka is one of my oldest recipes that I had first tried to make dal at my kitchen. You can pair this dal tadka with any Indian bread like phulka, naan or tawa paratha that can be served along with sabzi
Dal Tadka Recipe is a simple to cook recipe that is packed with flavors from lemon and coriander. This recipe of dal tadka is one of my oldest recipes and was almost lost in my recipe pile. It so happened that my brother often makes this recipe and I would have to dig into my pile to find the one I sent him, as he would always want it the way I had first shared it with him. So this of dal tadka recipe is just for keepsake and old times, on how simple cooking can get with just a few spices - just like how mom would make it.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dal recipes such as
- 1 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split)
- 1 tablespoon Butter (Salted)
- 1 teaspoon Ghee
- 1 inch Ginger , grated
- 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 Bay leaf (tej patta) , torn into half
- 2 Green Chillies , slit
- 4 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
- Lemon juice , as required
- Salt , to taste
How to make Dal Tadka Recipe Flavored with Lemon and Coriander
To begin making Dal Tadka Recipe, cook the lentils (split moong dal) with 2 and half cups of water, turmeric powder and salt until soft. Whisk the dal if you like a finer texture, else let the dal have grainy texture. Allow it to rest in the pan/pressure cooker it was cooked.
Heat a teaspoon of ghee in a small pan; add in the cumin seeds and allow it to crackle. Next add in the ginger, green chillies and bay leaf and stir fry for a few seconds. Add the seasoning to the cooked lentils.
Give the lentils along with the seasoning a brisk boil , add in the butter and adjust the salt levels to suite your taste.
After a couple of minutes of boiling the dal, turn off the the heat, squeeze in the lemon juice and stir in the chopped coriander leaves.