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Vegan Dal Tadka (A.K.A Lentil Soup)
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Vegan Dal Tadka (A.K.A Lentil Soup)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Today I am going to share a simple yet wholesome recipe of Dal Tadka. This recipe has been passed down through generations and will always be my go-to comfort food. The ingredients you need for this Indian recipe have been listed below. You will easily find them in any supermarket. You can even add variations to this recipe, as per your taste and preference. It is best served with rice and papad. Papad is another Indian snack that can either be roasted or deep fried. So let's get started. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of lentils
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • 1 cup of onion 
  • 4 to 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of oil
  • 1 piece of ginger 
  • 1 to 2 hot green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin seed powder
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne 
  • 1 teaspoon of black mustard seeds
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 cups of water

Method

Step 1: First, you will have to wash and soak the lentils for at least an hour. In the meantime, you can start with the other preparations.

Step 2: In a saucepan, add some oil over low heat and add the mustard seeds and cumin seed powder. Let it cook for about a minute and then add the onions, ginger ,and garlic.

Step 3: Now add the salt and let it all cook for about three minutes.

Step 4: Next, you can add the other spices along with the tomato and some water.

Step 5: Use a lid to cover the pan for 5 minutes so that the steam cooks the ingredients.

Step 6: Drain the water from the soaked lentils and add just the lentils to the pan.

Step 7: Add some more salt and cover the saucepan for at least 25 minutes. (Make sure the lentils have been cooked properly before turning off the heat.)

Enjoy!

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  1. Support
    Support
    This looks incredible! We're pinning it now to our Pinterest board: "Vegan Soups & Sauces". Thanks for the post!
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    1. neha basrani
      Thanks Support..:)
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  2. Gisela
    Could you please specify the type of lentils to be used? Green or red?
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    1. neha basrani
      Actually I've used yellow lentils, which is actually called tuvar dal. But you can also use red lentils if you like. The turmeric helps you give this vegan dal tadka it's yellow color. Hope this helps..:)
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