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Hyderabadi Khatti Dal

Hyderabadi Khatti Dal - Toor / Split pigeon Peas cooked with onions, tomatoes and tamarind.Sweet and Sour Dal made in instant pot and pressure cooker!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Hyderabadi Khatti Dal
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 143kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Toor/Split Pigeon Pea Dal
  • 1/2 Cup Onion - Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Tomato - Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Garlic-Crushed
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-Grated
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 pinch Asafetida
  • 1 Green Chilli - split
  • Salt as per Taste
  • 2 tsp Tamarind Pulp
  • 1 tsp Jaggery / Palm Sugar

Tempering

  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 cloves Garlic- sliced
  • 10-15 Curry Leaves
  • 4 Dried Red Chillies

Instructions

Pressure Cooker Method

  • In a pressure cooker, add the  Dal, onions, tomato, garlic, ginger, turmeric, asafoetida and green chilli. 
  • Add 3 cups of water and Season with salt.
  • Pressure cook this for 20 minutes on medium-high flame- roughly 5-6 whistles.
  • Let the pressure release naturally. Mash the dal well.
  • To this, add jaggery and tamarind pulp and bring the dal to boil

Instant Pot Method

  • In the inner pot of the instant pot, add the  Dal, onions, tomato, garlic, ginger, turmeric, asafoetida and green chilli. 
  • Add 2 cups of water and Season with salt.
  • Pressure cook on MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK setting for 10 minutes on HIGH PRESSURE with NPR - natural pressure release.
  • Open the instant pot, add jaggery and tamarind pulp and mix.

Tempering

  • Dry roast the red chillies to almost black.Remove and reserve.
  • Add the ghee in a tempering pan(or a small pan).
  • Once hot, add the mustard seeds.Once they start to splutter add the curry leaves and garlic.
  • Switch off the gas, break the chillies and add to the tempering.
  • Pour the tempering over the dal, garnish with coriander leaves and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.3g | Protein: 6.7g | Fat: 4.1g | Saturated Fat: 2.2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 3.3g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.6mg