Oct 19, 2014

Tadkewali Moongdal

My final recipe for this week under north Indian side dish is a dal. A perfect side dish for rice, I can enjoy this type of simple dal with rice pickle and pappad.. Perfect simple meal right?. Actually  this tadkewali  dal is made with toor dal . But this recipe I learn from my friend when I was in Khajuraho. She is from Indore and she is the one who teach me most of the MP and UP dishes. Those days I even don't know how to make fhulkas(pulka),she used to hold my hands and teach me how to roll and fry pulkas on direct fire. I think I am very blessed to have friends like this. This is a simple recipe but very comfort food.
Let's check the recipe  
Ginger --- 1 inch piece chopped
Garlic --- 4 cloves chopped
Oil ---- 2 tab sp
Moong dal ---  1 cup
Red chili powder --- 1/2 tea sp
Turmeric powder --- 1/4 tea sp
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds ---  1/2 tea sp
Dry red chillies ---- 1 broken
Onion --- 1 small chopped
Tomato ---- 1 small chopped
green chilies -- 2 slit
Garam masala --- 1 /2 tea sp
Cumin powder   ---  1/4 tea sp
1. Dry roast moong dal till golden and add water to cover the dal and cook till soft. switch off the heat and mash the dal well.
2.  Heat 1 tab sp oil in a pan add chopped ginger,chopped garlic, onion and fry till golden then add chopped tomato, slit green chillis fry for a while.
3. Now add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder mix well and add cooked and mashed moong dal add a half cup of water it the dal is too thick, add salt to taste mix well and bring to full boil and switch off the heat.
4. Now heat the other 1 tab sp oil in a pan add mustard seeds let them popup then add broken red chillies and add this tadka to the dal, garnish with cumin powder and serve hot with steamed basmati rice , jeera aloo, pappad and pickle.


vaishali sabnani said...

The daal sounds delicious and I must say you are lucky to have such a good friend.

Varada's Kitchen said...

Simple and filling side dish.

Priya Suresh said...

Lipsmacking dal, a comforting food definitely.. delicious dal.

Mike said...

Absolutely LOVE dal. We have a Perth, Western Australia, catering company and frequently cater for Indian clients. This is a great idea for a catering side dish and we will look at how we can incorporate it in our dinner buffet menu.


Srivalli said...

Dal sounds perfect Padma...very nicely made!

Srividhya said...

very comforting..

Harini R said...

Very comforting and yumm.

Pavani said...

Simple and flavorful moong dal. Looks delicious.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

comfort food. love it

Jayanthi said...

Nice dal, simple and healthy. Such a comfort dish.

Chef Mireille said...

perfect dal with rice..ideal comfort food

Jayashree said...

Comfort food at its best.