Thursday, 11 August 2016

Dimer Tadka / Anda Tadka / Egg Tadka .......

Dimer Tadka / Anda Tadka / Egg Tadka .......

In and around Kolkatta there are many Punjabi roadside dhabas. Tadka dal is one of the very famous dish found in those dhabas. As a child every time, I visited Kolkatta, I would make it a point to eat this dal made by my Masi ( Aunty ) at her house.  Dal Tadka made with yellow lentils is otherwise available everywhere in India, but Tadka dal made with whole green gram / moong dal and the way it is prepared is only available in Kolkatta and it's surroundings. Egg or Chicken or Mutton is added to it. It can be vegetarian too. It is eaten with hot phulkas / Roti. There are many ways of making it. The eggs can be scrambled and added later or the egg can be dropped on the tadka at the end and simmered till the eggs are cooked. 
This is one of the way of making it. 

1/2 cup Moong Dal washed soaked and boiled 
2 Eggs 
1 medium Onion chopped 
1 medium Tomato chopped 
6 Garlic cloves minced 
1 small piece Ginger minced 
3 Green Chilli minced 
1/2 tsp Turmeric 
1/2 tsp Coriander 
1/2 tsp Cumin 
1/2 tsp Chilli powder 
1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder 
Salt to taste 
1/4 tsp Kasuri Methi 
1/2 tbsp Butter 
2 tbsp Oil 

For Garnishing 
Few Ginger juliennes 
1 Green Chilli slit 
Few Coriander leaves

Take a deep bottom pot or lagan. Add oil and heat it. Add the garlic minced, sauté it for a minute. Add ginger minced and  chopped onion. Fry it till light golden brown in colour. Add the green chilli minced, stir it. Add the tomato, turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin powder and coriander powder. Sauté it for 2 minutes. Add salt and 4 tbsp water, stir and cook till the tomatoes have become mushy. Now break the eggs into the pot and stir it for 2 minutes till the eggs have cooked. Add the boiled dal. Stir fry it well for 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water and stir it.  Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Add the garam masala powder, Kasuri methi and butter. Stir it. Garnish it with coriander leaves, ginger juliennes and green chilli. Serve it hot with hot rotis... 
P. S. You can have a dry version or add more water as per you requirement.

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