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Dhaba Style Dal Tadka Recipe

Dhaba Style Dal Tadka

Dal tadka and that too dhaba style dal tadka is super tempting and delicious. It goes well with tandoori roti, paratha, etc. Yellow dals are used to prepare it. Enjoy it for your lunch/dinner.

Detailed Dhaba Style Dal Tadka Recipe is below

Prep time

10 min

Cook time

30 min

Total time

40 min




Course: Main Course

Skill Level: Easy

Cuisine: Indian

Serves: 5

Diet: Vegetarian

Ingredients for Dhaba Style Dal Tadka recipe

To make Dal Tadka

For pressure cooking
  • ½ cup toor dal washed
  • ½ cup chana dal washed
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
For dal preparation
  • 1 bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1-inch cinnamon stick (dalchini)
  • 2 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • salt as per taste
  • ½ teaspoon aamchur powder (dry mango powder)
For Tadka (tempering)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
  • 2 clove garlic finely chopped
  • pinch of hing (asafoetida)
  • 2 dried red chilies
  • ½ teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder (lal mirch powder)

Preparation Of Dhaba Style Dal Tadka recipe

To cook Dal Tadka
  • Firstly, in a pressure cooker add toor dal, chana dal, water, oil and turmeric powder. Pressure cook for 5 whistles on medium flame or till dal gets cooked well.

Dhaba Style Dal Tadka

  • Now in a large kadai heat ghee. Add bay leaf, cinnamon stick and jeera. Sauté till spices turn aromatic. Furthermore, add onions and sauté well.
  • Additionally, add ginger-garlic paste and sauté. Also, add tomatoes and sauté till it turns soft and mushy.
  • Now add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, amchur powder and salt.
  • Sauté on low flame till spices get cooked well completely. Now add pressure cooked dal and mix well. Add water if required and adjust the consistency.Dhaba Style Dal Tadka
  • Simmer for 6 minutes or till dal absorbs spices. Now prepare the tempering or tadka by heating ghee.
  • Sauté 2 clove garlic for a minute. Also add in pinch of Hing, 2 dried red chillies. Turn off the stove and add ½ tsp red chilli powder.
  • Mix well and pour the tempering over dal. Finally, mix the dhaba style dal tadka well and serve with hot steamed rice or roti.

Dhaba Style Dal Tadka

Recipe notes


  • We have used toor dal and chana dal. Additionally, other yellow dal can also be used.

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