Egg Tadka Dal Dhaba Style or Dim Torka is a loved Indian Dhaba-style dal that is served on the roadside that is made only within Punjab along with Bengal. The hot moong dal is cooked with eggs that are fried as well as served with hot phulkas, the tandoori or the roti. Egg Tadka Dal Dhaba Style is healthy and comforting, and extremely delicious.
It is known as torka dal or egg Tadka dal is one of the top loved dish that is popular in India and is particularly popular among those who live in Bengal as well as Punjab. It is usually prepared at dhabas i.e. small food stalls that are located along Indian roads. Don’t fall for the mistake of thinking of a dhaba in terms of being a restaurant.
When we would go on road trips through India, we would dine in the dhabas. They aren’t fancy places with beautiful interiors, but are basic small places that offer amazing food that is quick and cheap. Some Dhaba-style dal or paneer dishes that are dhaba-style are just mouthwatering. There isn’t the same taste and pleasure when you dine at a restaurant.
I also encountered this egg tadka daal in the dhaba of West Bengal. Certain foods make an impression (in an excellent kind of way) on your taste buds and palate, and this is certainly among them. Its flavor and taste remain inside my mouth. Yum!
Dimar Torka (Egg Tadka Dal)
Let’s discuss this Tadka Dal. It is extremely nutritious, delicious and healthy. A complete protein packed dish. It can be served alongside rice, roti, or you can eat it on its own. Did you know that it’s great for your kids as well? Simply alter the intensity in accordance with their preferences. Voila! You’re all set! Healthy dal to feed children is now ready.
Egg tempering dal is easy to prepare. The lentil recipe is prepared using whole moong dal and green gram. It can also be made using moong dal. It is suggested to let the lentils soak overnight in cold water. Later, pressure cook them for about 2 or 3 whistles.
If you are like me who suddenly gets hungry or forgets to soak it in the last hour you can wash it, then press cook it. It might take longer for the dal to be soft but it will eventually get there. The base masala is a regular spiced onion tomato masala.
One ingredient I love to add to the dish at the end is one of my favorite ingredients to include at the conclusion that’s Kasoori Methi. Do not leave it out as it adds a wonderful flavor in the meal.
Steps to Make Dhaba Style Egg Tadka
Let’s look at the step-by-step process to make the delicious Dhaba Style Egg Tadka.
* 1 cup of moong (you may also substitute it with moong dal) rinsed and soaked for a night and then washed *2 eggs (large one) *large chopped onion* one large chopped tomato *1/2 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste *2 green chilies chopped and 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder *1 teaspoon chilli powder *1 teaspoon spice powder *1 tablespoon coriander powder *1 tablespoon masoori methi *2 Tbsp sunflower oil or vegetable oil *1-2 dried red hills *1-2 leaves of bae, 1 teaspoon cumin powder, 1/2 tsp garam malayala powder *1 tablespoon Ghee (clarified butter) *Add salt as desired, 1 teaspoon sugar or sweetener *Chop coriander for garnishing.
1.Put the moong dal that has been soaked inside the pressure cooker. Pressure cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
In a small bowl, beat two eggs, adding a bit of salt.
2.Heat just a tiny tablespoon of oil into a saucepan and then add the egg beater and gently whisk. Remove the pan from the heat and set the egg aside to use later.
3.Heat all the oil remaining in that saucepan on medium-high temperature. Then , add dried red chilies and bay leaves, and cumin seeds.
4.When cumin seeds start to pop then add chopped onions. cook for about 2 minutes or until they become golden brown.
5.Add the ginger-garlic mixture and continue to cook for about a couple of minutes or until the raw smell is gone.
6.Add chopped tomatoes , green chillies and cook until tomatoes are soft and soft.
7.Add 2 tbsp water, along with chili powder (red chilli), cumin powder salt, and coriander powder. Add sugar. Cook until the oil splits.
8.Now add the whole moong dal, and 1 cup of water. Mix everything.
9.Cook for about 6-7 minutes, stirring frequently.
10.Finally add eggs fried to the dal, and mix it all together.
11.Add the methi kasoori as well as garam masala powder. Add 1 tbsp of ghee. Give one last stir.
12.Garnish with fresh coriander, and serve hot with rice or roti.
I hope that you will enjoy this delicious Dhaba Style Egg Tadka and Torka Dal as well like we enjoy it!