Classic Tarka Daal

Classic Tarka Daal

Made With Our Classic Lentil Tarka Daal -
2 SERVES
SERVES 2-3
prep
20 MINS COOK
5 MINS COOK
This is the classic, homestyle lentil curry, eaten across North India! It is full of goodness, can be a side dish or a main and will be loved by all.
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Tailored to Taste
Of all the lentil curries that North Indians eat, this would be the most popular. Tarka refers to the cooking of spices and/or flavourings which is added to an already cooked dish, in this case lentils. This was done to keep those flavours and aromas really sharp but also some dishes take a long time to cook and the tarka can be made alongside and then added in once both are done.
Ingredients
  • 1 pack of The Spice Tailor Classic Lentil Tarka Daal (lentils included) 
  • 1-2 tsp. vegetable oil or ghee
Method
  1. Heat the oil or ghee in a saucepan. Add the whole spices, including the extra chilli if you would like some heat and cook until the cumin seeds are sizzling and colouring.
  2. Stir in the tarka sauce (the small pouch) and bring to a simmer.
  3. Add the lentils and a small splash of water, if you would like a thinner consistency, bring to a simmer and serve! 
Tailored to Taste
Of all the lentil curries that North Indians eat, this would be the most popular. Tarka refers to the cooking of spices and/or flavourings which is added to an already cooked dish, in this case lentils. This was done to keep those flavours and aromas really sharp but also some dishes take a long time to cook and the tarka can be made alongside and then added in once both are done.
  • 1 pack of The Spice Tailor Classic Lentil Tarka Daal (lentils included) 
  • 1-2 tsp. vegetable oil or ghee
  1. Heat the oil or ghee in a saucepan. Add the whole spices, including the extra chilli if you would like some heat and cook until the cumin seeds are sizzling and colouring.
  2. Stir in the tarka sauce (the small pouch) and bring to a simmer.
  3. Add the lentils and a small splash of water, if you would like a thinner consistency, bring to a simmer and serve! 
MADE WITH OUR DELICIOUS
Classic Lentil Tarka Daal

‘Tarka daal’ is a staple across most Indian homes and is the most popular lentil curry in North India. The word ‘tarka’ refers to the cooking of spices and flavours, which are added to the cooked lentils. Our Classic Lentil Tarka Daal has a buttery smoothness that is elevated with the addition of caramelised onions, rich tangy tomatoes, zingy ginger, garlic and carefully selected Indian spices.

This daal is perfect for a fuss-free, 5-minute meal with rice or naans, but is also really versatile and makes the base for a range of delicious healthy dishes for the more adventurous cook. Taking inspiration from our recipe pages, you can transform it into comforting soups, crispy lentil cakes kedgeree and much more. It’s a fantastic meal to keep on hand in your cupboard for busy days. Perfect for vegetarians or meat-free days.

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