Hyderabadi Khatti Dal
Recipe adapted from Times of India, Times Life (04/03/2012)
A very tasty dal, goes well with Rotis / Rice / pulao …
100 g tur dal / moong dal (spit yellow dal)
100 g masoor dal (pink color dal)
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
10 cloves garlic, chopped
2 well ripe tomatoes, chopped
2 green chillies (2 big size or 3 small size), slit lengthwise
½ teaspoon oil
¾ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon thick tamarind paste
Wash and soak dals in 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker for 1 hour. Add turmeric powder, chopped garlic, tomatoes, slit green chillies, salt to taste and oil and pressure cook for 20 minutes (Reduce the heat from high to medium after 3 whistles and cook for 15 minutes). Do not open the cooker. Allow the cooker to cool naturally.
Finally add 1 teaspoon tamarind paste (or ½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon), mix well and boil on a low heat for 7 – 10 minutes.
For seasoning / tadka:
2 teaspoons oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
4 curry leaves
1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add cumin seeds and curry leaves. Saute for 2 – 3 minutes or until fragrant on a low heat. Pour this tadka over dal and serve with rotis / rice ..
Hyderabadi Khatti Dal (2 nd recipe)
You will need
1/2 turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon oil
1/2 teaspoon milk
250 ml water (2 1/2 cups)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 onion, finely sliced
1 green chilli, slit lengthwise
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1 tablespoon (15 g) garlic paste
1 1/2 teaspoon tamarind paste or 2 tablespoon tamarind juice
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
Extra 50 ml hot water
2 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves
Add sliced onion and fry till golden color and crisp. Add green chilli and saute well.
Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Stir well on a low heat for 1 - 2 minutes.
Add garlic paste and mix well.
Add boiled dal, tamarind paste / juice and salt to taste. Add extra 50 ml hot water if required.
Cover with a lid and cook on a low to medium heat for 12 - 15 minutes or until the dal slightly thickens / fragrant.
Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and serve with Rotis / Rice,