Tadka Dal is a simple, delicate, everyday staple item in any Indian meal. It is a light yellow lentil dish with relatively few spices and it complements just about any kind of main course. It is a deliciously mild combination of lentils with tomatoes, onions and mild spices. This delicious preparation of lentils with a mixture of Indian spices can be eaten with curries, Indian breads and rice. Lentils form an integral part of the every day meal of Indians and are prepared and enjoyed by the rich and the poor.