Khatti Meethi Dal, Sweet and Sour Zero Oil Dal

Khatti Meethi Dal, Sweet and Sour Zero Oil Dal

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Great taste without oil! If that’s hard to believe, just try this recipe first. This Khatti Meethi Dal features a very different combination of ingredients. You might never have tried adding roasted beaten rice to a dal recipe, but you will be amazed by the brilliant texture and flavour that it gives.

Likewise, kokum gives its distinctive sourness to the recipe, while radish boosts the flavour and aroma. This unique assortment of ingredients not only gives the Sweet and SourZero Oil Dal a wonderful flavour, but also a good deal of fibre and iron.

Serve with rice and roasted papad .

Khatti Meethi Dal, Sweet and Sour Zero Oil Dal recipe - How to make Khatti Meethi Dal, Sweet and Sour Zero Oil Dal

Soaking time:  30 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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  1. Combine the dal, radish, turmeric powder, little salt and 1½ cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  2. Heat a broad non-stick pan, add the beaten rice and coconut and dry roast on a slow flame for 2 minutes.
  3. Cool slightly and blend in a mixer to a fine powder. Keep aside.
  4. Heat a deep non-stick pan add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida and dry roast on a slow flame for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the cooked dal, tamarind pulp, jaggery, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin seeds powder, salt and ¾ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve hot garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy116 cal
Protein5.1 g
Carbohydrates20.5 g
Fiber2.6 g
Fat1.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium11.7 mg


Khatti Meethi Dal
 on 02 Jan 16 05:01 PM

Khatti meethi dal. . Different taste from regular dal.. The radish added on the dal.. Gives a nice flavour to the dal. This is a must try.. as it has no oil... that is the best part..
Khatti Meethi Dal
 on 30 Aug 12 10:08 AM

Tovar dal and radish pressure cooked and then a dry powder of coconut and beaten rice are added. Spiced with chilli powder and sweetened with Jaggery.