Saturday, 8 December 2012

Hyderabadi Khatti Dal

Hi everyone, hope u all are doin great.
Today's recipe is Hyderabadi khatti dal, it is the most simplest and common dal curry cooked very often in every house here.
It is spicy and sour, goes well with a bowl of hot rice,papad and pickle.
Actually almost anything goes well with khatti dal.
So here is the recipe of everyone's favorite khatti dal.

Ingredients :

  1. Toor dal (Yellow lentils) - 1 cup
  2. Tomatoes - 3 chopped
  3. Red chilli powder - 2 tbsp
  4. Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  5. Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  6. Salt - to taste
  7. Tamarind/imli juice - 2 cups
  8. Coriander - 1/2 bunch finely chopped
  9. Curry leaves - 1/2 bunch
  10. Green chillies - 3-4 chopped
  11. Water - 3 cups

For Seasoning :

  1. Oil - 3 tbsp
  2. Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
  3. Dried red chillies - 3-4
  4. Garlic cloves - 2-3
  5. Curry leaves - 4-5


1. In a pressure cooker add the washed toor dal, tomatoes, coriander, green chillies, curry leaves, red chilli powder, turmeric, ginger-garlic paste and 2 cups of water.
2. Pressure cook it for 2 whistles just to tenderize the lentils.
3. When the dal is tender, grind it into paste using a masher.
4. Now add tamarind juice, some more green chillies, curry leaves and required amount of water (acc to the consistency you want, I like it thin ). Let it cook for as long as the chillies turn yellow, set aside.
5. Now heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, dried red chillies, garlic cloves and curry leaves to it.
6. Remove from heat and pour over the dal. [ this is called as tadka or bagar ]
7. Serve hot with plain rice and anything you want.

                     Enjoy and Good luck : )




Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said...

That sounds yummy & tangy, mouthwatering here :)

Unknown said...

so nice.tempting.,healthy one too

Vimitha Durai said...

Lovely comfort food

Priya Suresh said...

Super tempting and droolworthy khatti dal..Comforting food.

great-secret-of-life said...

super tempting and healthy dhal

divya said...

wow!! superbly done!! yummmm..

Sangeetha M said...

Easy n comfort food...dal sounds so healthy n yummy!
Looks inviting too...

Unknown said...

i like your simple dishes Kauser. healthy and nutritious

Mrs.Ahmed said...

My Favt :)

Shanavi said...

My fav comforting dal...Looks yummy.. Happy to follow u as well..Thanks for dropping by my space(jellybelly-shanavi)

kausers kitchen said...

Thanks a lot everyone...your comments really encourages me a lot...thanks soooo much :D

Amelia said...

Hi Kausers, this is something new to me but it look delicious. Yum Yum!

Best regards.

Unknown said...

simple, homey and such a nice comforting food!!! Thanks for sending this yummy ginger recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...
Ongoing Event - Mission - Breakfast

Nilu A said...

Very well explained Kauser.. I am definitely going to try this recipe soon :-)

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