Entry from British & World English dictionary
(also tarka dhal)
(In Indian cooking) a dish of creamy lentils cooked with onion, garlic, and spices.
- The best of the side dishes was undoubtedly the garlicky tarka dal, one of many vegetarian options on the menu.
- I also ordered the obligatory side dish of tarka dal and we had a nan and a chapatti.
- We love all dhal recipes in our house - but we especially love the tarka dhal you get in Indian restaurants, somehow it always has a really smoky flavour.
Hindi tarka dāl, from taṛaknā 'to season' + dāl (see dal1).
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