Try Dal tadka recipe by the chef of Dhaba restaurant.


  • Yellow dal tadka is one of the most ordered dishes in restaurants.
  • Dhaba restaurant shared its famous dal tadka recipe.
  • Watch the recipe video to make it at home.

There are different kinds of dals we make at home but when we go to a restaurant, we order either dal makhani or yellow dal tadka. These dals are everyone’s favourite to-order dishes because there’s just something about these restaurant dals that we are not able to replicate at home. Only if we knew how the chefs made their dals. Guess what? Now we do! Chef Ravi Saxena of the famous Indian restaurant in Delhi – Dhaba – shared their recipe of yellow dal tadka and there’s no way you can miss out on this easy recipe.

Watch recipe video of restaurant-style yellow dal tadka –

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Dhaba restaurant is famous for its authentic Indian recipes and yellow dal tadka features in their topmost menu items. If you have ever been there and tasted the dal, you would now what we are talking about.

Boiled toor dal is mixed with onions and tomatoes and spices like Kashmiri whole red chilli, green chilli, coriander powder, red chilli powder etc. Garnished with fresh coriander leaves, this yellow dal tadka is a pure Indian traditional delight.

Here’s the complete, step-by-step recipe of yellow dal tadka –

PREP TIME: 10 minutes COOK TIME: 20 minutes SERVES: 2 servings


1 cup boiled toor dal

2 tbsp ghee

2 dry red chilies

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

1 tsp green chilies

1/2 cup onion, chopped

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp red chilli powder

1/2 cup water

Salt to taste

Coriander, for garnishing

1.     In a pan, pour ghee and heat it.
2.     Add a dry red chili, cumin seeds, ginger garlic paste, chopped green chilies and onions. Mix well.
3.     Add the powdered spices and chopped tomatoes and saute for a while
4.     Pour the boiled dal into the pan.
5.     Add some water and mix well.
6.     Garnish with fresh coriander and a dry red chili.
7.     Serve with rice/roti.

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