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 ..