Egg Tadka Dal (Dal fry with scrambled egg)

Egg Tadka Dal (Dal fry with scrambled egg)

“Dal Tadka” or “Tadka Dal” is a very popular North Indian side dish where Daal is cooked with onion, ginger, garlic and spices, then a special tempering is made to pour over the hot daal.

But this Tadka dal is prepared in different way like Kolkata fast food center. First green gram (hara moong/ sobuj mug) is boiled, then cooked with right amount of spices and mix in scrambled egg. It best goes with hot roti or paratha.


  • Green gram/ moong dal: 500gm
  • Tomato: 2 medium sizes (chopped)
  • Onion: 3 large ones (chopped)
  • Garlic: 7 or 8 cloves (chopped)
  • Ginger: 2 tbsp (chopped)
  • Green chili: 4 (chopped)
  • Kasuri Methi (Fenugreek leaves): 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder: 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder:1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder: 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder: 1tsp
  • Butter: 1 tbsp
  • Eggs: 3
  • coriander leaves (chopped)
  • Salt to taste
  •  Oil


  • Soak the dal in water for an hour. Pressure cook the dal with salt and water for upto 2-3 whistles.
  • Heat about 2 tbsp oil in a wok. Beat the eggs with salt and make scrambled egg. Transfer it in a plate.
  • In the same pan, heat 3 tbsp oil again.
  • Add garlic and Saute it.
  • Now add onion, ginger and salt. Fry till it turns to golden color.This will take 2-3 mins.
  • Add Green chilis, Turmeric powder, Cumin powder and Red chili powder. fry for 2-3 mins.
  • Add chopped tomato and green moong dal. Mix them well.
  • Add water (about 3 cups). Cook for another 4 -5 mins on low heat.
  • Add garam masala, kasturi Methi and finally butter.
  • Garnish with scrambled egg and coriander leaves.
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