Punjabi Dal Tadka Recipe - Punjabi Toor Dal Recipe
Punjabi Dal Tadka is a delicious dal recipe from Punjab which is flavoured with ginger, green chilli and lemon juice. Serve it with Baingan Ka Bharta and Phulka.
Punjabi Dal Tadka Recipe is a very nutritious lentil dish that is very simple to prepare. It can be a very food especially on a tiring day. It is a delicious dal recipe from Punjab which is flavoured with ginger, garlic green chilli and the touch of lemon juice.
New born babies as old as 6 months are given a diluted version of this Punjabi dal tadka as an introduction to solids and it makes for a healthy staple for small as an important part of their growing diet.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dal recipes such as
- 1 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal)
- 1 tablespoon Ghee
- 1 Onion , finely chopped
- 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
- 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
- 2 Green Chillies , slit
- 1 Tomato , finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
- 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
- Salt , to taste
- 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
- Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , a small bunch, finely chopped Ingredients for seasoning
- 1 tablespoon Ghee
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 2 Dry red chilli
How to make Punjabi Dal Tadka Recipe - Punjabi Toor Dal Recipe
To begin making the Punjabi Dal Tadka recipe, we will first cook the dal in the pressure cooker. Prep all the ingredients and keep them ready.
Heat ghee into the pressure cooker, add the onions, garlic and ginger and saute until the onions have softened.
Once the onions have softened, add the tomatoes and saute until the tomatoes become mushy.
Stir in the green chillies, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, salt along with the toor dal and 2-1/2 cups of water. Cover the pressure cooker and cook for 4 to 5 whistles and turn off the heat.
Allow the pressure to release naturally.
Once Dal is cooked, open the pressure cooker stir and check the salt and seasonings and adjust according to taste.
Squeeze the juice from one lemon, stir in the finely chopped coriander leaves and transfer the Punjabi Dal Tadka to a serving bowl.
For the tadka, heat the ghee in a tadka pan, add in the cumin seeds and dry red chillies. Roast for a few seconds and pour this tadka over the Punjabi Dal Tadka and serve hot.
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