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Mix Daal Tadka - Shared by Seha Jain
Pigeon Pea - 1 cup
Split green gram - 1 cup
Split Bengal gram - 1 cup
Cumin seeds - 1 tblspn
Cinnamon - 1/2 nos
Indian Bay leaf - 1 nos
Red whole chilli - 1/2 nos
Red chilli powder - According to taste
Coriander powder - 1 tblspn
Asafoetida - 1/4 tblspn
Salt - To taste
Fennel powder - 1/3 tblspn
Garam masala - 1 tblspn
Tomato (big) - 1 nos
Onion (big) - 1 nos
Green Chilli - 2-3 nos
Ginger (small) - 1 nos
Coriander - To taste
Lemon - 1/2 tblspn
Oil - 4-5 tblspn
1. Rinse all the dals (peas and grams) for a couple of times in water.
2. Then soak dals in water for 30 to 45mins. After 30 to 45 minutes drain all the water.
3. Pressure cook the dals for 9-10min or till they are completely cooked.
4. Mash the cooked dal well.
5. If the dal mixture looks thick, add some water and stir to get a medium consistency in the dal.
6. In another pan, heat oil or ghee. Add cumin seeds and allow them to splutter. Then add cinnamon, bay leaf, broken red chilli and cumin seeds.
7. Fry till red chilli change color. Add crushed ginger and green chilli. Fry till aroma of ginger is absent.
8. Add chopped onions , then after some time, add tomatoes, asafoetida, coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder.
9. Fry all spices well on a low flame until tomatoes become soft and mushy. Now add this mixture to the dal. Mix well.
10. Simmer the dal for 10 minutes so that the flavors of the spices infuse well with the lentils.
11. Add salt and mix well. Ready to serve!
Tip: Serve this dal with roti or steamed rice.
About the participant
My name is Seha Jain. I am an Indian national and I have been living in Singapore for the last 3 years. By profession I am a Hindi Language teacher. Currently I am on maternity leave and I live with my husband and my 3.5-month-old baby.
During this time, I have made Mix Daal tadka with steamed Rice and Roti and would like to share a recipe of Mix Daal Tadka with you.
Recipe has been edited for clarity by the HealthXchange team.