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Tomato Dal Tadka- Andhra Style

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Tomato Dal Tadka- Andhra Style

Dal Fry Recipe Andhra Style | Tomato Dal Tadka | Tomato Pappu Recipe | Kunal Kapur Indian Recipes

  • Suitable for vegetarian
  • Serves 2
  • Medium



The humble yellow dal can be made in many ways just by changing the tempering. Here are 5 easy tadkas or tempering.



For Dal

  • Masoor dal – 30gms/2.5tbsp
  • Moong dal – 65 gms/5.5tbsp
  • Toor dal – 100gms/ 8tbsp
  • Water – 5 cups
  • Salt – to taste
  • Green chilly chopped – 1 no
  • Ginger chopped – ½tbsp
  • Turmeric – ½tsp

For tadka

  • Ghee/oil – 1 tbsp
  • Dry red chilly – 1 no
  • Heeng – ½tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin (jeera) – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Garlic chopped – ½tbsp
  • Onion chopped – 2 tbsp
  • Red chilly powder – ½tsp
  • Tomato chopped – ½cup



Mix all the 3 dals. Wash and soak them for 20 mins. Drain the water and add the dal in a deep pan along with 4cups of water, 1/2tsp salt, green chilly ginger chopped and turmeric.


Boil the dal till dal is tender and gets mashy. remove and keep aside. For the tadka heat a pan and add ghee. Sprinkle asafoetida and dry red chilly. Stir and add cumin, once it crackles add the boiled dal.


Add a dash of water if the dal is very thick. Season with salt and finish with freshly chopped coriander. Twist a lemon and remove the dal from heat and serve.

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