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Indian Recipe: Masoor Dal Tadka

This a spicy Dal Tadke Recipe with red Lentils. They are called Masoor in India. The Tadka means that spices are fried in Oil and then poured into the already prepared lentils. A really delicious Dal Recipe.

Preperation: 10 minutes
Servings:  3
Cooking: 40 minutes
Category: Vegetarian
Total: 50 minutes
Cuisine: Indian



  • 1 cup red lentils (soaked for at least 1 hour)
  • 2 Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1-2 green Chili split
  • 1/2 tbsp Ginger chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 tbsp Coriander chopped
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Salt or to taste
  • 1,2 L Water
  • for Tempering:

  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 4 Cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1-2 red Chili seeded
  • 1 tsp Kasuri Methi (fenugreek leaves)
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tbsp Oil


  1. Boil 1,2 L Water with the Lentils, Tomatoes, Ginger, Onion, Turmeric and green Chili for about 30 minutes until the lentils are soft.
  2. Mash the Lentils a bit, add Lemon Juice, Garam Masala, Coriander and Salt and put the Dal aside.
  3. For the Tempering: Heat 2 tbsp Oil on a low flame and fry the Cumin Seeds for 3 minutes.
  4. Add Garlic and red Chili and fry for 2 more minutes until thy are slightly brown
  5. Add Kasuri Methi and Chili Powder, mix and turn off the heat
  6. Pour it immediately into the Dal

Date: 21. December 2015

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