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Easy Dhaba style Dal Anda Tadka

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This is the best and an easy Dal Anda Tadka recipe! Rich, hot, spicy lentils with scrambled eggs in it,served with tandoori rotis, a popular Dhaba delicacy.

Dhaba style Dal Anda Tadka

 

Dhaba regulars from Odisha and Bengal can totally relate to this lip smacking Dal I am posting today. Dhabas, our very own desi drive-ins were a important part of our all road trips by bus during  the school and college days. How can we forget those kadak truck driver style Chai and Punjabi Paranthas with some tadka dal and butter chicken…yumm…am transported to those days of yore.

Dal Anda Tadka or Anda Tadka as known in Odisha dhabas is made with lentils cooked in a fragranspicy masala and served with Anda bhurjee or scrambled eggs 🍳on it or mixed with it. Tandoori rotis, Naan or Kulchas make a perfect pair with this finger licking Dal.

The lentils used in this recipe is mostly whole green gram/green mung or whole black gram /Urad Dal with Bengal gram/Chana Dal. Some Dhabas use a mix of both Mung and Urad. My recipe has a mix of Urad ,Chana and some Rajma or Kidney beans to give it a authentic Punjabi taste.

 

Dhaba style Dal Anda Tadka

 

Easy Dhaba style Dal Anda Tadka
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This is the best and an easy Dal Anda Tadka recipe! Rich, hot, spicy lentils with scrambled eggs in it,served with tandoori rotis, a popular Dhaba delicacy.
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 10 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 Minutes 4 Hours
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 10 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 Minutes 4 Hours
Easy Dhaba style Dal Anda Tadka
Print Recipe
This is the best and an easy Dal Anda Tadka recipe! Rich, hot, spicy lentils with scrambled eggs in it,served with tandoori rotis, a popular Dhaba delicacy.
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 10 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 Minutes 4 Hours
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 10 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 Minutes 4 Hours
Ingredients
Servings: Servings
Instructions
  1. Wash the dals and soak together for 3-4 hours. Then pressure cook it with 1/2 tsp red chilli powder,some sliced ginger and salt till well cooked.
  2. In a pan, heat the ghee or butter add the cumin and dry red chillies.
  3. Once they splutter add the chopped onions and fry till transparent, add the ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell goes away.
  4. Now add the tomatoes and red chilli powder and cook till the tomatoes turn mushy .
  5. Now add the yogurt and fry till the masala starts leaving oil in the sides and turns a nice dark colour.
  6. At this point add the boiled dal, Garam masala powder and kasuri Methi to the fried Masala and adjust the seasonings according to your taste.
  7. Let the lentils or Dal cook for 10- 15 minutes in low flame, stirring in between.
  8. Meanwhile beat the 4 eggs with salt to taste, scramble the eggs in a pan with little oil till cooked.
  9. Mix half of the egg bhurjee with the dal and serve garnished with coriander, sliced ginger and rest of the scrambled eggs with a dollop of butter and a slice of lemon.
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For people who aren’t  sure what a Dhaba is, they are roadside eating joints in the outskirts of towns and cities, on the highways and generally serve the local cuisine or Punjabi food. These joints mostly serve as truck stops meant for truck drivers to rest and have their meals. Since most of the truck drivers in India are of Punjab origin these Dhabas  cater to spicy, tasty Punjabi food with Punjabi music and have a rustic ambience with mud structures and Charpoys (cots) with a wooden plank on it to have the meals on. The food served is inexpensive and has a homely feel to it. (Source:Wikipedia)

Sending this Dal Anda Tadka to the 110 th Foodie Monday Bloghop for the theme Lentil Recipes.

 

Check out more lentil recipes in my blog.

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