Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hyderabadi Khatti Dal

There are many versions of hyderabadi khatti dal,but i like this one. No meal is complete in the hyderabadi household without khatti dal.

1. Toor Dal 1 cup
2. Tomatoes 2 roughly chopped
3. Tamarind 1 tsp
4. Curry leaves 3-4
5. Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tsp
6. Green chillies 5-6
7. Green Coriander leaves chopped 2-3 tbsp
8. Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
9. Salt to taste

For Tempering:
1. Curry leaves 5-6
2. Cumin seeds 1 tsp
3. Mustard seeds 1tsp
4. Dried Red Chillies 2-3
5. Garlic Cloves 2 roughly chopped
6. Kalongi seeds a pinch
7. Oil 2 tbsp

1. In a pressure cooker add water and all the things mentioned in the ingredients list(yes i mean everything). Add water according to your need and understanding.
2. Pressure cook on high flame till first whistle then lower the flame and let it cook untill the second whistle. After the 2nd whistle turn the flame off and let the pressure cooker stand for another 15 minutes. Do not try to open the cooker till then
3. After 15 mins open the cooker and mash the dal and all the ingredients
4. Add water as per the desired consistency level. Let it boil on medium high flame.
Once completly boiled, set aside.
5. In a small kadai add 2 tbsp oil, dried red chillies, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and kalongi seeds, once they turn to a dark brownish shade add the roughly chopped garlic cloves.
Once the garlic is a good golden brown add the curry leaves and let it splutter(remember u have to keep the flame on low all the time). When done add this to the dal mixture.
6. Serve dal with plain boiled rice, Poppadums, Pickle, Dried kababs etc etc,,,,,,,the list is endless

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