Dal tadka is one of the common dishes cooked in every household. Each region have their own style of cooking dal. Dal tadka is also one of the most popular dishes served in restaurants. Dal is lentils and tadka means tempering with oil or ghee with fried spices.
I want to share with you my Mangalore style dal tadka which is cooked within 5 minutes in pressure cooker. This method will really help all those busy working people who don't have the time to cook when they come home tired.
All you have to do is soak the Tuvar dal for an hour. If you want to cook Masoor dal, you need not soak it. In pressure cooker add the dal, chopped onion, tomatoes, turmeric powder, a chicken stock cube to enhance the taste of the dal. We can't stick to the old authentic style because these days' kids don't enjoy such dals. The other secret ingredient is ghee. You can't get the same taste if you temper it with oil or butter. And last but not the least is my home-made all-purpose Bafat Masala which is handy for most of my quick dishes.
You may wonder whether it is possible to cook the dal in 5 minutes. When you cook the dal in pressure cooker, use the other gas stove and start the tempering. By the time your tempering is ready, dal also will be ready because soaked dal takes just 1 whistle to cook.
Friends, try this quick and easy Dal Tadka Mangalore style recipe with the addition of a chicken stock cube (vegetarians can use veg stock cube) and my home-made Bafat Masala and let me have your comments. I can't wait to hear from you. Also, please don't forget to like, share and SUBSCRIBE to my channel Curry for the Soul on YouTube for more such simple and exciting recipes.