Jan 3, 2012

Hyderabadi Khatti Dal / Moong Dal Seasoned with Spices

Hope you had a awesome new year celebration. We celebrated this new year with a complete vegetarian feast…I made tomato kulambu, rasam, khatti dal, tawa baigan, valakai poriyal along with rice and papad..And lets not forget the desert, I made dal payasam with lots of cashews and raisans in it..And the meal was a total hit..I took pictures of everything and will post it soon one by one..

So I am starting with this simple hyderabadi dal which is so easy to make but delicious and healthy to eat..There are lots of flavourings going around this dish like garlic, ginger, curry leaves and all yummy stuffs..This dal gets its life by the seasoning which we put in last, try to make the seasoning with ghee which gives a awesome flavour to it..

So without any more delay off you go to the recipe..

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 40 to 45 mins
Serves : 4 to 5


Split Yellow Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu – 1 cup
Green Chilli – 1 chopped finely
Coriander Leaves  / Cilantro – 2 tblspn + for garnishing finely chopped
Ginger – 1 tblspn finely chopped
Garlic -1 tblspn finely chopped
Curry leaves -1 spring
Tamarind Paste –  1 tblspn or to taste
Turmeric Powder -1 tsp
Chilli powder -1 tsp
Salt to taste

For Tempering / Seasoning:
Oil or Ghee – 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku -1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam -1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli – 1
Curry leaves – 1 spring


Wash moong dal in lots of water untill all starch goes away from it. Let it soak for 15 mins.

Drain it and put it in a kadai. Add 4 cups of water, turmeric, green chilli, garlic, ginger, curry leaves, coriander leaves, chilli powder and mix well.

Bring this to a boil and let it simmer for 20 – 25 mins untill completely cooked and soft.

Now add tamarind, salt and mix well. Let it simmer for 5 mins.

Make seasoning by heating oil. Add mustard and cumin seeds and let it crackle. Add dry red chilli and curry leaves and mix well.

Pour this seasoning over the dal and mix well.

Garnish with lots of coriander leaves and mix well.

Serve this with rice..

Take all your ingrediants ( add dry red chilli too)
Take washed and soaked dal in a kadai
Cover with water
add chilli powder
turmeric powder
curry leaves
ginger & garlic
green chilli & coriander leaves
and mix well
bring this to boil
cover and simmer
untill dal is cooked
add tamarind
and mix well
make seasoning by heating oil
add mustard & cumin seeds
dry red chilli
and curry leaves
Pour the seasoning over the dal
and mix well
throw in lots of coriander leaves
and mix well
taste great with rice


Kavi said... Best Blogger Tips

A great start to the new year! :) Love the brown vessel in which you've made the dal!
Kavi | Edible Entertainment

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Simply delicious and tempting looking khatti dal.

Hamaree Rasoi

Shanthi said... Best Blogger Tips

authentic and traditional one. Nice clicks

Ramya Manja said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow Dal looks really delicious...Nicely written with appropriate pics..
Will surely try this one..

Happy Blogging n Enjoy Cooking.....

Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

The soup looks soulwarming and delicious!

Jennifurla said... Best Blogger Tips

I bet this was such a refreshing dish.

Malli said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy New Year to you.Looks like you had an awesome feast with that lovely vegetarian meal!!

Christy Gerald said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy Dal Preparation Dear.Happy and delish Newyear2012

Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

what a way to spice up a simple dal. it looks royal now.. can have anytime with steaming hot rice

The Yogi Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarthi, I'm so glad you found me, or I might not have found your fantastic blog! I am following you straight after I leave this comment! You have taken so much care over your lovely recipes and pictures I'm sure you will have success in your future career. From today, I'm going to look at your blog first before I cook anything Indian. I am honoured that you liked my little blog; I am quite new to blogging (just over 1 year) so I'm still learning. I look forward to reading all your posts, Sarojini :)

Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Dal looks delicious it is always my comfort food. Wishing you and family a happy and prosperous New year.

Lizzy Do said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a beautiful soup...the garnishing is perfect! Perfect for our cold weather!

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Simple and delicious dhal,looks yummm....

Anna and Liz Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks soooo delicious! and you make it look so easy too!

Ann said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks delicious and I bet it IS great over rice! It sounds like your New Year's celebration was yummy!

Nisha said... Best Blogger Tips

Really yummy dal, loved the step by step presentation and specially that earthen khadai

Shilpakiran said... Best Blogger Tips

dal goes very well with rice .. too yummy

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so delicious....Always your blog is a dangerous place for me,coz your food make me hungry!! :)

Anisha said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome start for new year with a feast... I love hyderabadi dal... thanks for sharing the recipe...

Chandrani said... Best Blogger Tips

Very healthy and delicious khatti dal.

Maayeka said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious daal and lovely presentation...loved the daal and the vessel too much !!!

எனக்கு பிடித்தவை said... Best Blogger Tips

nice to see the pictures

Nuts about food said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, glad you left a comment on my blog so I could find you again. I remember enjoying your recipes a while back and then could not find you any more. This dal looks "yummy"!

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

Simple n delicious luking daal

A teflon frypan... said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi arathi..thanks for dropping by. i just got back to blogginh , with a fresh one after ages of a gap..almost 3 yrs. nice to meet u..nice blog u have got~!!

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Super comforting,delicious dal..

Lola Lobato said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy New Year!!!
Comfort food, authentic and delicious!

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi aarthi, delicious looking dhall. i like dhall gravy with roti or paratha. have a wonderful 2012

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year...looks delicious and yummy dal...

anthony stemke said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks like a wonderful comfort dish with a real robust flavour. A great dal recipe. Thanks.

VineelaSiva said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy Dish and love the brown pot.Hey where did u get that?

@lekshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious.............

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

tasty and delicious dal..pics are so cool......

Gayathri NG said... Best Blogger Tips

Authentic dish really delcious n beautifully presented...

Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm completely in love with your pot. Fits the delicious dal perfectly!

recipeswap said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks amazing!Love ur blog.

Chef Mireille said... Best Blogger Tips

all of your postings have so many gorgeous photos...I'm impressed!

Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

aarthi, i tried this recipe. Checkout the post in my blog. I have linked your blog as well. :-)

spuppala said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely pictures and recipe..