Making dal requires a surprisingly simple cooking process and over-delivers with a thoroughly comforting dish that you can easily batch cook. The word 'tarka' refers to the cooking of base vegetables and spices that form the foundation of Punjabi cooking. In the case of Tarka Dal, the 'tarka' is prepared separately and then combined with the lentils. Enjoyed in Indian homes the world over, there are many variations and cooking methods worth trying. Here we focus on my (Reeta's) favourite version that's proved extremely popular with friends and family. This is also a handy recipe if you fancy a curry and don't want to have to go to the shops as you'll probably have the ingredients in the kitchen. Perfect with some chapatis or rice.
Serve with dhay/yogurt/raita and a chapati or rice.
Did this with Pakoras and Chilli Paneer for family. Interesting and tasty alternative for our family veggie night. Really easy and most of the items were in the cupboard. - 10 Mar 2017