"DAL" is a preparation of pulses/lentils. "TADKA" means seasoning with spices. Dal can be prepared with toordal, masoordal (red colour dal), moong dal (yellow dal) chana dal etc. It goes well with rice and chapati. Here is the simple recipe of 'yellow moong dal'.
1) Yellow moong dal - 1 cup
2) Onion - 1
3) Tomato - 1
4) Greenchilli - 3-4
5) Mustard - 1/2 tbsp
6) Urad dal - 1/2 tbsp
7) Curry leaves - a few
8) Coriander leaves - a few
9) Oil - 2 tbsp
10) Salt to taste
1)chop tomatoes, slice onions into long pieces.
2)Take a veseel, add the moong dal, sliced onions, chopped tomatoes, turmeric, salt. Add required amount of water. Pressure cook it for 4-5 whistles.
3)Now heat oil in a pan. Add mustard, urad dal, curry leaves & green chillies. when they splutter add it to the cooked dal.
4)This dal can be had for sidedish to chapati, phulka, paratha.