I often cook ‘Tadka’ in many ways. Amongst all cuisine of India, probably Punjabi cuisine is the most popular and accepted by all. When ever we go to any restaurant or dhaba, we never forget a platter of some ‘Tadka’ or ‘Peeli Dal’ or ‘Kaali Dal’ or may be ‘Dal Fry’ ! You have now understood that I have a weakness for a ‘Dal/Tadka’. I already have shared some of the recipes of ‘Tadka’ like ‘Egg Tadka’ and ‘Chicken Tadka – Dhaba Style’. Today I’m sharing yet another recipe ‘Dhaba Style Fried Egg Tadka’.
I have cooked this with ‘Gota Moog’ or whole green moong bean. This ‘dal’ when cooked with other Indian spices gives a very nice flavour to the dish. Topped with fried egg gives added flavour to the recipe. You can serve this with roti/fulka or naan and enjoy!
For making Tadka:
For Fried Egg:
- Soak whole moong dal for atleast six hours, preferably overnight in sufficient water. Next day drain and pressure cook adding 2 cups of water with 1 tsp salt till completely cooked and soft. Let the pressure release of its own. Keep it aside.
- Heat oil in a kadai or wok or deep bottomed pan. Beat the egg with chopped onion, green chillies, chopped coriander and salt. Fry the egg. Crumble the egg mix with your spatula. The egg should be like your scrambled egg. Keep them aside.
- Add more oil in the kadai or wok. Add cumin seeds and once they start to sputter add bay leaf.
- Next add onion paste when it turns pink add ginger paste and garlic paste. Sauté for few seconds.
- Add chopped tomato and fry till oil separates.
- Next add all the dry masalas except garam masala and kasuri methi. If required add 1 tsp oil. Fry the masala very well.
- Add the boiled lentil and tadka masala. Bring it to boil. Let it simmer on low for 10 minutes. If required add some water.
- Add kasuri methi rubbing a little between your palms, garam masala powder and ghee. Give it a very nice mix. Let it cook for another couple of minutes. At this stage the dal becomes very thick, so stir continuously.
- Transfer the ‘tadka’ to a serving bowl and top it with the fried eggs. ‘Dhaba Style Fried Egg Tadka’ is ready to be served with fulka / roti, rumali roti or naan.