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 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.
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.