Yelow arhar dal, also known as toor dal, can be made in a variety of ways. It is essential to soak the dal before boiling and then cooked until thick consistency is achieved. It is best to be cooked with garlic, ginger, onions and tomatoes. As this dal is often served thick, it is served with paratha, naan or missi roti. People also prefer to consume this dal with rice. Dal tadka is famous amongst not only Indian but also foreigners who travel to India. Dal tadka made using yellow arhar dal can be found in the menu of all small to big restaurants.