Plain Khatti Dal

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup - masoor dal or tuvar dal
  • 1 tsp - ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tsp - red chilli powder (or according to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp - zeera powder
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric
  • 1 tsp - salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup - tamarind, soaked in 1 cup water (extract pulp by sieving through a fine mesh)
  • 5 to 6 - fresh curry leaves
  • 1 - large tomato or 2 small tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp - chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 - 3 - green chillies (chopped coarsely)
  • For the tadka (tempering):
  • 1.5 tsp - whole zeera
  • 5 to 6 - dried red chillies
  • 1 clove - garlic (chopped into 2-3 pieces)
  • 1/4 tsp - mustard seeds (optional)
  • 4-5 - fresh curry leaves
  • 3-4 tbsp - oil

How to Make Plain Khatti Dal

  • Wash the dal thoroughly.
  • Boil it in a pressure cooker with ginger garlic paste, tomatoes, red chilli powder, turmeric, 4-5 curry leaves, coriander leaves and green chillies.
  • Do not add salt at this stage as the dal won't get boiled properly.
  • When the dal is boiled, mash it and now add salt, jeera powder, tamarind water and a few more curry leaves (6-7) and 1.5 cups water.
  • Stir and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Turn off the flame.
  • Heat oil in a kadai or frying pan.
  • Add all the ingredients for tadka.
  • Be careful that they don't burn.
  • Pour the tadka over the dal and cover with a lid immediately.
  • Serve along with plain rice.

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