June 18, 2013

Dal Tadka / Paruppu Kadaiyal

Today  I have come with a simple dal recipe . This is a traditional recipe and quite usual dish in every household in Tamilnadu . I love this dal with potato chips fry . This goes well with hot steamed rice topped with a tsp of ghee. I am sure even the aroma makes us droll . And this is a daily preparation in houses with kids . My mum will not add any spice to it , just the cooked dal with ghee. I liked that version very much . But hubby dear love this tadka dal , so I stick to this preparation . This is so simple and gets ready in minutes . Lets see how to prepare this simple dal…

Paruppu Kadayal / Dal tadka


Toor dal / Thuvaram paruppu – 200gms

Turmeric powder / Manjal thool – 1/2 tsp

Garlic  - 1 clove , crushed

Cumin seeds / Jeeragam – 1/4 tsp

Sesame oil – few drops (optional )

Onion – 1/2 chopped

Green chilli – 1 chopped

Dry red chilli – 3

Mustard seeds / Kadugu – 1/2 tsp

Urad dal / Uluntham paruppu  - 1/2 tsp

Asafoetida – a pinch

Curry leaves – a spring

Oil / Ghee – 1 tbsp

Salt to taste


Wash the dal nicely. Take a pressure cooker and add the dal with  turmeric powder , crushed garlic , cumin seeds and few drops of sesame oil with enough water and pressure cook it for 4-5 whistles or till done.Grab all your ingredients.

Heat oil or ghee in a kadai and splutter mustard seeds and urad dal, followed by red chillies , asafoetida and curry leaves . Then add the chopped onion and green chilli and fry for few mins or till slight brown and switch off the flame .

Add this tadka to the dal with required salt and mix well  . If you find the dal thick then add some boiling water to adjust the consistency.

Serve this simple dal with steamed rice and potato fry.

Paruppu Kadayal / Dal tadka

Potato Fry

Notes :

  • You can also add a tomato to the dal while pressure cooking . Or while frying onion , add the tomato and fry till mushy then add it to the dal.
  • Adjust the spiciness up to your taste.

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Jay said...

Tasty Appetite

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said...

Simple yet delicious, looks great!

PT said...

wow tadka with potato fry :) coming to ur home now tamil :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

inviting dear

Priya Suresh said...

One of my comforting food, love this dal tadka anytime.

Beena.stephy said...

Delicious dal curry

Manjula Bharath said...

delicious dal dear my fav too :)

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Shweta Agrawal said...

one can never go wrong with this dish. Classic one :) Thanks for linking at my event
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Chitz said...

Simple & yummy dish.. Perfect with both rice & rotis !!

Vimitha Anand said...

Comfort food

Meena Selvakumaran said...

looks scrumptious,

preethiDhinesh said...

Yummy dal


zareena said...

Mouth watering... my all time favorite.

Sebeena Loyd said...

delicious dal

Amelia said...

Hi Tamilarasi, your dal very inviting. Great to eat with any rotis or dosai.

Have a great week ahead.

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