Sweet Sour Dal

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

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup - toor dal
  • 1 tbsp - mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp - coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk - curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp - broken jaggery
  • 3 tbsp - tamarind water
  • 3 green chillies
  • 1 piece ginger
  • 2 cloves - garlic
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - dhania (coriander seed) powder
  • 1/4 tsp - garam masala
  • 2 pinches - asafoetida
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp - each cumin & mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp - ghee
  • 5 cups - rice starch water or water

How to Make Sweet Sour Dal

  • Wash and pressure cook dal in two cups water.
  • Cool, remove, drain and keep aside the top water of dal.
  • Remove two tbsp thick dal and keep aside.
  • Beat the remaining dal with a hand whipper, adding the water that was kept aside.
  • Crush the green chilli and ginger together.
  • Make a paste of all the dry powders in 1/4 cup water. Keep aside.
  • Heat ghee in a saucepan and add the seeds. Add ginger-garlic paste and stir.
  • Add asafoetida, mint, masala paste and stir for a minute.
  • Add jaggery, tamarind water and stir.
  • Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes. Add beaten dal.
  • Boil for 6-7 minutes.
  • Check taste for salt and spice.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander.
  • To be served with hot steamed rice.
  • To serve, place one serving of rice on a plate.
  • Top with one tsp of thick dal kept aside.
  • Lace with 1/2 tsp desi ghee.
  • Serve along with a serving of the dal.

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