Tomato dal tadka

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Tomato Dal Tadka
Main Dish
3 servings
Very Easy
1 hour



For Dal:

For Tadka:

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Preparation16 min
Cook time44 min
  • For Dal:
    Wash and clean dal. Soak dal in 2 cups water for 30 minutes. Boil dal on a low heat with 1/2 turmeric powder and oil for 15 - 20 minutes.
  • For Tadka:
    Heat oil in a pan / kadai. Add mustard seeds. When they pop add cumin seeds, curry leaves and green chilli. Saute for 2 minutes. Add chopped onion and fry till pink color.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Mix well. Shallow fry on a low heat for 5- 8 minutes till tomato gravy slightly thickens.
  • Add cooked dal and salt to taste. Adjust the thickness of the gravy with water ( if required ).
  • Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 15 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve with roti / chapati / rice.
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