How to make Khatti Dal-SK Khazana -

Tamarind pulp adds a wonderful sourness to this highly flavoured dal

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Split pigeon peas (tuvar dal), Tamarind pulp (इमली का पल्प )

Cuisine : Hyderabadi

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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Khatti Dal-SK Khazana

Khatti Dal-SK Khazana Recipe Card


Hyderabad’s 400-year-old culinary history, like its culture, is unmatched by any other state in India.  Of all the Muslim cuisines, Hyderabadi is the only one in the sub-continent that can boast of a major vegetarian section. This has much to do with the local influences. Considering that the elite of the erstwhile Hyderabad state came from the north of India and was almost entirely Muslim, this is a little surprising. The nation’s vegetarians, of course, stand to gain by it.
Some of the salient features of Hyderabadi food are the key flavours of coconut, tamarind, peanuts and sesame seeds. The main spice is chilli, which is used in abundance and is the reason for the one word used to describe Hyderabadi cuisine - fiery!
The cuisine draws its flavour from two rich legacies - the Deccan cuisine of Nizams and the spicy Andhra style of food, laced with mustard, garlic and chillies and eaten with doles of chutney and pickle.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Khatti Dal-SK Khazana Recipe

  • Split pigeon peas (tuvar dal) soaked and drained 1 cup

  • Tamarind pulp 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Garlic finely chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Curry leaves 5-6

  • Medium tomatoes chopped 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoons

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies 3

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopepd 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander sprig for garnish


Step 1

Pressure cook together pigeon peas, 1 tablespoon garlic, ginger, curry leaves, tomatoes, sufficient water, salt and ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder and mix. Add 1 teaspoon chilli powder and coriander powder and mix well. Cover the cooker and cook under pressure till the pressure is released 4-5 times (4-5 whistles are given out).

Step 2

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and sauté till the seeds change colour.

Step 3

Add red chillies and remaining garlic, mix and sauté well. Add remaining turmeric powder and remaining chilli powder and mix.

Step 4

Add cooked pigeon peas and water as required, mix well and bring to a boil. Add tamarind pulp, salt and coriander leaves, mix well and simmer for 2 minutes.

Step 5

Garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot.

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