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Khatti Dal Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Dhwani Mama & Priyanka Mami

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 tbsp Oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 -2 Dry red chillies
5 - 6 Curry leaves
1 large Tomato cut into big pieces
3 tbsp Tamarind Juice
1 Green chill cut into big round pieces
4 cups cooked Toor Dal

Directions:
Directions:
1. Heat Oil and mustard seed
2. When they start to splutter add 1-2 dry red chilli and curry leaves
3. Add green chili pieces
4. Add tomato pieces
5. After 2 mins add 3 tablespoons of tamarind juice. Don't be shy of adding this. You are making a dish with "khatti" in its name itself. (khatti means sour in Hindi)
6. After 2 minutes, add water, salt, red chili powder, and turmeric
7. Let this cook for 4 mins till the tamrind juice looses its raw smell
8. Add cooked toor dal
9. Garnish with cilantro

Instant Pot version:
- You can cook the dal first with tomato and then add the tamarind juice after its cooked.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20 mins
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Khatti dal is the quintessential comfort food in our household. Khatti dal is a must have with rice after a long trip away from home or with my favorite Aloo-methi sabzi.
Khatti is Hindi for sour, but don't worry, you can adjust the sour flavor to your taste.

 

 

 

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