How to make Anda Dal Tadka -

Chana dal cooked with eggs and some masalas to make a delicious dish

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Eggs (अंडे), Split Bengal gram (chana dal) (चने की दाल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

For more recipes related to Anda Dal Tadka checkout Egg Dal Tadka, Anda Dal Tadka - SK Khazana. You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Simple Palak Dal Turichi Gode Varan Buttermilk Sambhar - Cook Smart Lucknowi Dal

Anda Dal Tadka

Anda 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 : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Anda Dal Tadka Recipe

  • Eggs 6

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) , soaked for 3-4 hours, drained and boiled with tu 1 cup

  • Ghee 3-4 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger , chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Garlic , chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Green chillies , finely chopped 3-4

  • Onion , finely chopped 1 large

  • Tomatoes , chopped 2 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Dal tadka masala 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1/4 bunch

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) 1 teaspoon

  • Butter to garnish

  • Fresh coriander sprigs to garnish


Step 1

Heat ghee in a stainless steel pan, add cumin seeds, ginger, garlic and green chillies and saute for 1 minute. Add onion and sauté on medium heat till it turns light brown.

Step 2

Add tomatoes and sauté till pulpy. Add salt and dal tadka masala, mix well and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add red chilli powder and garam masala powder and mix well. Break eggs into the pan and add the dal and mix well.

Step 4

Pluck the coriander leaves off the stems, finely chop the leaves and add to the dal mixture. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes on medium heat.

Step 5

Crush and add dried fenugreek leaves. Mix well and transfer into a serving bowl. Serve hot, garnished with butter and coriander sprigs.

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