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Khatti Dal -- How to make Khatti Dal -- Khatti Dal Recipe

Khatti Dal
Khatti dal is another typical dish of Hyderabad cuisine. It has a sour taste, but very delicious. It is made with toor dal or split pigeon pea. Best accompaniment for rice or roti. It can be made in a jiffy. 
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Recipe Category: Side Dish
Recipe Cuisine: Hyderabad
Serves: 4 people


  • Tomatoes - 6 Large
  • Toor Dal - 1 cup
  • Onions - 1 Large
  • Tamarind Juice - 1/2 cup
  • Green Chillies - 2 or 3
  • Salt - to taste
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Red Chillie - 1
  • Curry Leaves - 5 to 7
  • Coriander Leaves - fist ful


  1. Chop onions, slit green chillies.
  2. Pressure cook tomatoes and toor dal in a pressure cooker for three whistles. 
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  3. Once cooled, mash it with a ladle or buttermilk churner. Add turmeric powder. 
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  4. Add salt and red chilli powder. Mix well and cook it.
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  5. Add tamarind juice and coriander powder. Let it boil for 5 mins.
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  6. In another kadai, heat oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and red chillies.
  7. Once they splutter add curry leaves and coriander leaves. 
  8. Add onions and green chillies. Fry them till they turn into brown color.
  9. Add this to the above cooked dal. 
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  10. Serve khatti dal with hot piping rice. 
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