How to make Egg Dal Tadka -

Masala scrambled eggs cooked with dal. A Punjab speciality and is available widely in the dhabas. It is very popular lentil dish in Northern India. This is a very easy dish and is served hot with rotis, tandoori rotis, naan or kulchha. This is the best and an easy. Serve this rich, hot, lentils with eggs with tandoori rotis, a popular Dhaba delicacy.

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Main Ingredients : Eggs (अंडे), Split Pigeon Pea

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Kevati Methi aur Arbi ki Kadhi Bean Sprout Kadhi Kashmiri Dal

Egg Dal Tadka

Egg Dal Tadka Recipe Card


Hindi: anda
You should always stack your fridge with at least a dozen of them. Why? Handiest food to have around! Kids are hungry? Make some egg sandwiches. Guests come in, make an egg curry or egg biryani. You are hungry? Poach an egg and have it topped with stir fried veggies – perfect protein source for the body! Check the freshness – keep a raw egg in a bowl of water. Fresh eggs will stay at the bottom while stale eggs stand on end or float.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Egg Dal Tadka Recipe

  • Eggs 3

  • Split Pigeon Pea soaked 1 1/2 cups

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chillies chopped 3-4

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons + for garnishing

  • Dried red chillies 2-3

  • Fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) dried 1 teaspoon

  • Tomatoes chopped 2 medium

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Butter 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Drain and pressure-cook pigeon pea with three cups of water, turmeric powder and salt till two to three whistles.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add garlic and ginger and sauté till fragrant. Add half the onions and sauté till golden.

Step 3

Break eggs into a bowl and whisk well. Add remaining onions, salt, half the green chillies and one tablespoon coriander leaves and whisk again.

Step 4

Add dried red chillies and remaining green chillies to the pan and sauté for a couple of minutes.

Step 5

Add dried fenugreek leaves and tomatoes, mix and sauté till the tomatoes turn pulpy.

Step 6

Add garam masala powder, red chilli powder and salt, mix well and cook for a minute.

Step 7

Add egg mixture and stir to scramble. Add cooked pigeon pea, mix well and bring to a boil.

Step 8

Add one tablespoon coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 9

Garnish with butter and coriander leaves and serve hot.

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