Monday, March 23, 2009

Khatti Dal

Khatti Dal

½ cup tur dal(Pigeon Lentils)
2 tomatoes chopped
1 tsp chilli powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
2 green chillies
1 cup tamarind extract
Some coriander leaves chopped
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp mustard seeds 2 red chillies
1/2 tsp cumin seeds a few curry leaves
1/2 onion sliced 2 cloves garlic crushed
A pinch of asofoetida 2 tsp oil for seasoning

Pressure cook tur dal along with tomatoes, green chillies, coriander leaves turmeric and chillipowder for three whistles.After it cools off remove lid and mash the dal well.Then add tamarind extract and salt and return to stove.Let it boil well, add a few curry leaves reserving few for the seasoning.Add a little extra water to the dal as it should have a thick soup like consistency.Heat a little oil in a kadai or pan add the ingredients listed under seasoning let them turn a little reddish in colour releasing their aroma.Now add this to the dal and serve.


  1. Lunch time is a bad time to log onto your site!
    The pictures are so good - I am all the more hungry!

  2. Thank you radhika for your kind words wish I could send you lunch as I know how hungry you can get after has been my personal experience too

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  4. Thank you priya I had to delete the former one as I had an error there.I hope saji loves this dish and let me know after you have tried.


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