In the olden days, when there was no pressure cooker, dal used to be cooked on the slow heating flame for a long time. This gives a dal a very flavor and taste. Dal Tadka is one of the favorite dals of Indian households since it is easy to prepare and can be had with either roti or rice. I have prepared this dal in the good olden ways to make yummy dish. In this method you need to soak the dal for atleast one hour. The more you soak the dal , the faster it will be cooked.