Thursday, 12 January 2012

Hyderabadi Khatti Moong Dal

I found the recipe of this dal in Aarthi's Yummy Tummy. Though I make moong dal often and with almost the same set of ingredients, this one tasted different.  I always feel every change in the ingredient and recipe changes the taste drastically. Check out her site for a lot of yummy recipes.


Moong Dal 1 cup
Green Chilli 1 slit
Ginger 1 inch piece chopped
Garlic 3 pods
Curry Leaves few
Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder 1 tsp

Tamarind Paste 1/2 tsp

Oil and Salt to taste

Mustard 1 tsp
Jeera 1 tsp
Red Chilli 1
Curry Leaves few for tempering

Method of Preparation

1. Wash Dal and soak for 15 minutes.

2. Heat a pan and the dal along with 4 cups of water, green chillies, ginger, garlic, curry leaves, turmeric and chilli powder.

3. Simmer for 20-25 minutes till the dal is cooked well. I did not allow the dal to get mushy. Left it when there was still a little bite to it.

4. Add tamarind paste and salt. Simmer for a few more minutes.

5. In another pan, heat a little oil. Add the mustard. When it sputters, add the jeera, chilli and curry leaves.

6. When it all sizzles, add to the dal mix.

Enjoy with roti or rice.


  1. This is such a yummy one...I would love to try it..U have made perfectly Dear..Bookmarking it..


  2. Wow such a delicious and super nutritious dal,full of flavours.

  3. looks yummy adding tamrid pulp make it more tasty

  4. tangy and spicy dal, looks too good,never tried dal with tamarind, will try it sometime..

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  5. Adding tamarind to dal gives it a nice tangy kick...I like it a lot.

  6. yummy....spicy n tangy da....addition of tamarind is great