Khatti Methi Dal Tadka

Prep: 20 Mins Cook: 20 Mins Number of Portions: 2.5 Cups


    For Dal
  • Toor dal - 200 gms/16 tbsp
  • Water - 5 cups
  • Salt - to taste
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
    For Tadka
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
  • Dry red chilly - 1 no
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Peanuts - handful
  • Tomatoes chopped - 1/4 cup
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste


  • Wash and soak toor dal for 20 mins. Drain the water and add the dal in a deep pan along with 4cups of water, 1/2tsp salt and turmeric. Boil the dal till dal is tender and gets mashy. remove and keep aside. For the tadka heat a pan and add ghee, then add asafoetida and dry red chilly. Sauce for a minute and then add fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds and once it pops add curry leaves. Now add peanuts and cook them for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and stir them for 3 minutes. Add turmeric, salt and chilly powder. Stir and add tamarind water and jaggery. Give a boil and add the boiled dal along with 1 cup of water. Stir and cook to get a good consistency. Check for seasoning, remove and serve hot.

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