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Dal Tadka / Varan Recipe

You can make this lentils curry with all types of Lentils (dal)  brown, orange, yellow lentils( toor dal, moong dal, split masoor dal)  . For those who don’t like plain varan this is a good option. 
Maharashtrian  people food is incomplete without lentil curry (varan) 
if u like little tangy just add raw mango (कैरी ), pearl onion etc..


The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.   -Proverbs 18:10

यहोवा का नाम दृढ़ गढ़ है; धर्मी उस में भाग कर सब दुर्घटनाओं से बचता है।  

Cooked Mung Dal (Petite yellow lentils )


Ghee 1tbsp
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
8 – 10 finely chopped Garlic cloves
8 – 10 Curry leaves
1tsp afosodia ( Hing)
1 medium finely chopped Onion
2 – 3 finely chopped Green chilies
1 small finely chopped Tomato
Turmeric powder
Finely chopped Coriander leaves


  • Heat a pan on medium heat. 
  • Add oil. Add mustard seeds. Let it pop up. 
  • Add cumin seeds. Let them splutter. 
  • Add garlic. Fry the garlic for 1 – 2 minutes. 
  • Add curry leaves, onion and green chillies. Cook it for 4 – 5 minutes. 
  • Add tomato. Cook for 3 – 4 minutes. 
  • Add turmeric powder. Mix well. 
  • Add cooked dal. Add water if required. 
  • Add salt to taste. Mix well and bring it to boil.
  • Add coriander leaves. 

Serve with chapati or rice , pickle combo…😀😀


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