Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Mixed Khatti Daal

BM# 72
Week: 4, Day 1
Theme: Special Theme

Last week of this marathon, and I have picked Special Theme for this week. The special Theme will feature recipes from Hyderabadi Cuisine. This is a spread which I posted some time back and I have posted a couple of recipes from the spread, I still have some more to post.

Hyderabadi cuisine is a royal cuisine and we have a special daal called khatti Daal which is served with Biryani. The khatti daal is made with Pigeon pea daal , but I have made the same daal with mixed daals , a little twist which my guests really liked.

Hyderabadi Daal

1 cup mixed daals
(toor daal , green moong daal, urad daal and channa daal )
1 tomato
1/2 inch ginger, finely chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2-3 green chilly, finely chopped
1 tbsp tamarind tamarind pulp/ lemon juice
1/4 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp red chilly powder
Salt to taste

2-3 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
Pinch hing

Wash and soak the Daals for 15 minutes.
Boil the Daal with tomato,ginger, garlic and salt and pinch turmeric.
Cook the Daal for 3-4 whistles, let the pressure drop .
Check the daal it should be well cooked. Mash it a little.
Add water to get the desired consistency.
Add tamarind pulp, green chilly, dry spices .
Let the daal cook for about 10 minutes on slow fire.
Temper the daal with the tempering ingredients in the order they are mentioned.

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  1. I never tasted biryani with daal. Since it is khatta, it probably goes well even with biryani. Btw, I was thinking of making khatta daal for tonight's dinner and decide to do the regular one instead.

  2. yummy ! love home made dals to restaurant ones any day !

  3. Loved your platter vaishalli!! Especially the last lick.. It makes me hungry!!

  4. Oh the spread looks so sinful Vaishali...the dal sounds so yum!

  5. Lovely spread.. I looking for all dal recipes. Thanks for introducing me this new one.

  6. The dal looks delicious and it is so easy to make!

  7. One done for September theme :-)

  8. the use of several lentils must add great variety to this dal

  9. Wonderful spread of dishes. Love your version of making dal and the red chili tempering on the top looks really tempting.

  10. This dal looks absolutely irresistible and super comforting.

  11. Coming over for some daal and of course biryani.

  12. Delicious spread vaishali! We never get bored of dal, this one looks super inviting!

  13. That's a delicious and comforting looking dal.

  14. I have made khatta toor dal, but never tried it with mixed dal. That should be so delicious. I am definitely making this :)

  15. First I used to think biriyani with dall but when I tasted this combination specially with this katti dal it became a favourite . Hohh lovely spread vaishali