Lasooni Dal Tadka

This is a simple, quick and easy recipe. It is full of garlicky flavor, which tastes delicious when paired with steamed rice.

For lasooni dal I am using toor dal. You can use both moong dal and toor dal to prepare the dish.  Once the dal is boiled we simply prepare a tadka with lots of garlic. And then mix this tempered garlic with boiled lentil. And it’s done.

Lasooni Dal Tadka

Prep time             : 5 minutes
Cooking time      : 10 minutes
Total time            : 15 minutes

Servings    : 2- 3

Category   : Main dish
Cuisine      : Indian


1 Cup toor dal
1 Small tomato pureed
15-20 Garlic cloves finely chopped
1 Teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 Teaspoon red chili powder
1/4 Teaspoon turmeric powder
1 Tablespoon ghee
Pinch of asafoetida
Water as needed
Salt to taste


  • Wash toor dal thoroughly with water and pressure cook with enough water and little salt for 3 whistles.
  • Finely chop garlic.


  • Heat ghee in a pan and splutter cumin seeds. Add asafoetida , garlic and salt. Sauté until golden brown.
  • Add in the tomato puree , turmeric powder and red chili powder. Sauté and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Now , add in the cooked dal and mix well. Add required water and salt if needed.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.

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