Hyderabadi Khatti Dal

Hyderabadi Khatti Dal

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Loads of tomatoes and tamarind give this Hyderabadi Khatti Dal a tongue-tickling tanginess, while a splash of spice powders and other pungent ingredients like ginger, garlic and green chillies add to its finger-licking taste!

This everyday dal is made very frequently in Hyderabadi homes, and is one of the undisputed favourites in that region. It is enjoyed hot and fresh with plain rice or rotis.

You can also try other Hyderabadi dishes like Bakar Khani Naan and Sheermal .

Hyderabadi Khatti Dal recipe - How to make Hyderabadi Khatti Dal

Soaking time:  1 hour   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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  1. Soak the toovar dal in enough water in a deep bowl for 1 hour. Drain well.
  2. Combine the dal, tomatoes, 1 tbsp of garlic, ginger, ¼ tsp turmeric, little salt and 2½ cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Whisk the dal using a whisk, add the tamarind pulp, green chillies, coriander , remaining ¼ tsp turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, salt, mix well and cook on medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.
  5. Heat the ghee in a small non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds and sauté on medium flame for 30 seconds.
  6. Add asafoetida, curry leaves, remaining 1 tbsp of garlic, kashmiri red chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  7. Pour the tempering over the dal and mix well.
  8. Serve hot with rice or rotis.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy195 cal
Protein9.6 g
Carbohydrates30.6 g
Fiber4.1 g
Fat4.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium17.4 mg


Hyderabadi Khatti Dal
 on 20 Jun 17 03:19 PM

Ye Dal Hyderabad ki Ghar-Ghar me banaya jata hai aur bahoot hi assan aur easy recipe hai, sada rice ke sath isska anand aata hai
Tarla Dalal
20 Jun 17 03:28 PM
   Glad you liked the Dal.
Hyderabadi Khatti Dal
 on 11 Mar 17 05:23 PM

So delicious this dal is, filling and tangy goes so well with my rice...
Tarla Dalal
20 Jun 17 03:29 PM
   Thanks Madhvi.