Yellow Dal

Yellow Dal Recipe

Dal Tadka or Yellow Dal Recipe is a very nutritious lentil dish that is very simple to prepare. Served with steamed rice, potato roast and carrot salad, it can be simple yet delicious meal for the entire family.

Cooking time
30 min
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    • 1 cup of moong or masoor dal or both
    • 200g pumpkin, cut into cubes
    • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
    • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
    • salt to taste
    • 1 lime juice
    • 1 cup coriander leaves, finely chopped


    For Seasoning


    • 1 tablespoon Oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon jeera
    • 1 slit green chilli or 2 dry red chillies

How to make Yellow Dal

    • To begin making the Punjabi Dal Tadka recipe, we will first cook the dal along with turmeric powder, onions, pumpkin, ginger and salt along with 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker or saucepan till the dal becomes completely soft
    • Once cooked, whisk the dal and vegetables with a blender until smooth
    • Next, heat the ghee in a heavy bottomed saucepan, add in the jeera, red/green chillies into it and stir them around, until they are roasted well
    • When the jeera begins to crackle, pour the tadka into the cooked dal and stir it around
    • The consistency of the dal can be adjusted at this stage, by adding water if required. Check for salt required as well, and give the dal a brisk boil
    • When done, turn off the heat, stir in the lemon juice and garnish the dal with coriander leaves
    • This delicious Dal Tadka or Yellow Dal can be served with rice, parathas or rotis accompanied with Aloo Simla Mirch ki Sabzi and Moong Sprouts Salad

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