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Lasooni Dal Tadka Recipe

Lasooni dal tadka recipe is a delicious Indian dal recipe with garlic flavor. Dal or lentils is a staple in Indian homes and we do have a lot of variations with dal recipe. This lasooni dal tadka recipe is a winter favorite with steamed rice. Here is how to make best lasooni dal tadka with step by step photos.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Harini


  • 3/4 cup moong dal or arhar dal
  • 1 onion chopped fine
  • 1 tomato chopped fine
  • 2 green chilies slit
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled and minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • water as needed

To temper lasooni dal

  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 3 dried red chilies
  • 6 garlic cloves peeled and finely chopped
  • 10 curry leaves


  • Pick and rinse the lentils well. I have used moong dal. You can also use a mix of arhar dal and moong dal or plain arhar dal.
  • Take the rinsed lentils in a pressure cooker and add chopped onions and tomatoes also. Mix well. Next add minced garlic, slit green chilies and required salt.
  • Mix well and pressure cook for 4-6 whistles.
  • Once the pressure is released mash the dal well and simmer.
  • In a small pan, add two teaspoons oil and heat it.
  • Temper with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dried red chilies. Add chopped garlic and fry until it turns crispy and golden.
  • Add the tempering to the simmering dal and mix well.
  • Simmer for a minute and remove from flame. Add finely chopped coriander leaves and mix. Serve lasooni dal hot with rice and ghee.


Calories: 224kcal