Padma Lakshmi’s Dal Tadka Recipe Is Perfect For Beginners
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Let’s just agree that a simple bowl of dal never disappoints a desi foodie. At the end of a tiring day when you are not in the mood to cook an elaborate meal, this comfort food comes to your rescue. Also, on days when you are feeling under the weather, there’s nothing that dal can’t fix. 

While there are many Indian recipes that expand to all kinds of flavours and textures, you never get tired of eating dal. No wonder it is the mainstay in all Indian homes almost every day. A simple bowl of yellow dal tadka, with some ghee on top paired with rice or roti is unmatched. While it is a simple and quick recipe to prepare, dal tadka is given a different spin in different homes.

Recently, television personality and cookbook author Padma Lakshmi also shared her own recipe of dal tadka at home, and it is one of those quick and easy recipes that you might want to bookmark. The recipe is perfect for those who are amateur cooks or are living alone. 

Taking to Instagram, Padma shared a video of her recipe. In the video, we could see her boiling yellow dal in a cooker. Then side by side, she makes tadka by sautéing onion, and gradually adds ginger, garlic, and green chillies, followed by masalas, curry leaves, and tomatoes. Finally, she added this tadka to the boiled yellow dal along with some spinach and served it with steaming cooked rice. Take a look at the video she shared:

In the caption of her post, she wrote, "Tadka Dal. Here's how I make one of my all-time favourite comfort foods." Doesn’t that look super delicious and wholesome? This protein-rich da tadka can also be paired with rotis, and you’ll have a complete meal to nosh on.  

Padma has gained a massive following on social media for her simple Indian recipes that she keeps sharing. A while back she had shared a quick and easy recipe of nimbu pickle, where she shows a step-by-step way of making the same. In her quick and simple recipe, she makes use of simple masalas, fermented lemons, and oil to give it an extra tang. Read more about it here