khatti dal – posting yet another dal recipe… this time from hyderabadi cuisine. this khatti dal is a popular lentil recipe made from split pigeon pea or arhar dal.
the word 'khatti' translates to 'sour' in english. so the exact translation of 'khatti dal' will be 'sour lentils'. although the dal has sour taste but it is delicious and thats why i am posting it here.
the dal is cooked first till the desired consistency and then tempered. the sourness comes from the tamarind. so you have a creamy, smooth, flavorful and sour dal.
by the way, one of my most popular recipe is also from hyderabad cuisine that is hyderabadi veg biryani. i though to mention it here so that you can have a look at this tried and tested vegetable biryani recipe
this khatti dal goes well with basmati rice, jeera rice, chappati or rotis. the dal recipe has been adapted from ebook – Dastarkhan-E-Moghlai – 101 Easy to Cook Hyderabadi Recipes by Geeta Devi (India | US) .
an interesting tale when i was on the lookout for this dal recipe. two celebrated indian chefs have also the same recipe with the same ingredients and almost exact proportions, as the one taken from the above book.
now the book by geeta devi is an original one… that much i know. as some rare recipes are there too. both vegetarian and non vegetarian hyderabadi delicacies are in the book. a must buy if you are a lover of hyderabadi cuisine.
khatti dal – hyderabadi khatti dal recipe
Recipe type: main
Cuisine: hyderabadi, indian
for cooking the lentils in a pot – rinse and soak the lentils for atleast an hour. boil 3-4 cups water with a pinch of turmeric. add the drained lentils. whilst cooking remove the scum with a spoon. cook the lentils till the each lentils has become soft and mushy. add more hot water if required while cooking. once the lentils are cooked, you can the tomatoes, etc and simmer till the tomatoes are cooked and then proceed with the recipe.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
khatti dal recipe – how to make hyderabadi khatti dal
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