Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Khatti Masoor Ki Dal

A blend of masoor with tamarind to create an aromatic and tangy dish for occasions when you crave something chatpata. Let me know how it turns out for you :)

  • 1/4 cup masoor dal, pressure cooked
  • 5 pods of garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/2 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 1 small tamarind (imli) pod
  • 1/2 green chili
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste
  • Soak the tamarind in water for 10 mins.
  • Make a paste with garlic, cumin seeds, green chilli, ginger cinnamon and the tamarind along with the water it was soaked in. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and hing. Once mustard seeds start to crackle , add the paste, salt and turmeric powder.
  • Mix well and cook on low flame till oil separates. See picture below.

  • Now add the cooked massor dal in the gravy.
  • Cook on a low flame for 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle garam masala and mix well.
  • Ready to serve
Serving Suggestions:
  • Serve hot with roti or rice

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