Mar 4, 2012

Hyderabadi Khatti Dal

Hyderabadi Khatti Dal

Recipe adapted from Times of India, Times Life (04/03/2012)

A very tasty dal, goes well with Rotis / Rice / pulao

Serves: 4


For dal:

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


For dal:

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 ..

1 comment:

Vyankatesh said...

The picture in today's newspaper was not very clear.

But this one is very very clear. Looks yummy :)