Wednesday, 26 September 2012


Tadaka is a recipe that is famous in odisha made of urad dal & channa dal..There r several types of tadaka we can find in sadha tadka, egg tadka, paneer tadka, minced mutton/ chicken tadaka...In the dhaba they will serve it with fried  pampad pieces , chopped onions & lemon wedges.heavenly!!! Just love this with hot naan/ phulka...I made it for last night dinner & served with hot phulka which made a perfect combination...Got a lot of appreciation for the friends here is the recipe...


1 cup whole black urad dal
2cups of channa dal
50gm rajma (optional)
½ tsp  haldi
½ tsp Red Chili Powder
Dried Fenugreek leaves/ kasturi methi - 2tblsp (more u will add more the flavor will b)
2 large tomatoes chopped
 Garlic cloves 5-6 nos- chopped
1 “ long Ginger finely chopped
2 large size onions chopped
1-2tsp Oil
2 bay leaves/ 2-3 cardamoms/ 2" long cinnamon stick
Pinch of hing
1-2 green chillies chopped
1tsp cumin seeds
cumin-coriander powder- 1tsp
1 tbsp curry powder
1-2tsp garam masala
1-2 tsp oil
1 tblsp  desi ghee/ butter
Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
mashed paneer/ homemade chenna- 1/2 cup (optional)

How to make :

Wash & soak urad dal , channa daal & Rajma  for overnight. Boil them in a cooker with water & salt  in a pressure cooker till soft.
Heat oil in a pan and crackle cumin seeds and add red chillies & hing in to  it. Add bay leaves, cinnamon & cardamoms.. Then add chopped onions & green chillies to it. saute for 1-2 mins till translucent. 

This time add the dried fenugreek leaves. It will give a nice aroma to daal. Add the chopped garlic cloves & ginger  , fry for 30 sec, Then add chopped tomatoes 

& sauté for 3-4 min. till tomatoes become soft then add chilly powder,turmeric powder, curry powder & cumin-coriander powder. 

Mix them & then Add the cooked dal to the masala &  mix properly.

Let it cook in a medium flame for 4-5 minutes. Add homemade chenna/ or mashed panner to it(This is optional ).

Then add some garam masala powder & coriander leaves. 

Add 1tsp desi ghee/ butter and Mix well. switch off the flame. Your tadka/ paneer tadka is now ready to serve. 

Goes well with naan/ roti/ paratha...

sending this to Bon Vivant #9 Simply Sides

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Sravs said...

Super yummy tadka !!

Pranati Nath said...

thanks dear..:)

ashy said...

love adding paneer to dal tadkas! the presentation is spot it

Swagatika said...

Ur dal receipies are really yammy and worth to follow, keep it up.

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