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Khatti Dal Recipe

Hyderabadi Khatti dal is delicious Indian dal recipe. Surprisingly light and amazingly delicious to taste khatti dal with jeera rice is a delightful dal rice meal.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: indian cuisine
Keyword: curry, dal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • ½ cup moong dal split green gram
  • ½ cup masoor dal red lentils
  • 3 cups water
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tablespoon turmeric powder haldi powder
  • ½ tablespoon red chilli powder lal mirch powder
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ tablespoon garam masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder dhaniya powder
  • cup tamarind juice Imli juice

For tadka:-

  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • Ginger
  • Cumin seeds jeera
  • 3-4 green chillies sliced
  • 1 large tomato finely chopped
  • 1 whole red chilli


  • Put moong dal, masoor dal, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, oil and 3 cups water in a pressure cooker.
  • Pressure cook the dal for 1 vessel. Till then chop the tomato and slice the green chillies for tadka.
  • Allow it to cool.
  • Open the pressure cooker and stir the dal properly.
  • Now prepare the tadka - put 2 tablespoon oil, grated ginger, cumin seeds, 3 or 4 sliced green chillies and 1 large chopped tomato into a pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add 1 whole red chilli in the tadka. Again cook for 3-4 minutes on low flame.
  • Now add garam masala powder and coriander powder. Mix the tadka properly.
  • Mix the tadka into dal.
  • Add tamarind juice in the end. Mix the dal properly.
  • Khatti dal is ready to. Serve it hot as a dal rice or with chapati/paratha.