Khatti Daal

An amazing and unique taste of daal can be achieved with masoor Khatti dal recipe. Made with tomato, red chillies and tamarind water, it offers a different taste of dal which is sour and can be enjoyed with boiled rice and hot chapati.

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Masoor Dal: 2 cups
Tomato: 1
Red Chili Powder: 1/2 tsp
Salt: as per taste
Ginger Garlic Paste: 2 tsp
Curry Leaves: few leaves
Cumin Seeds: 1/2 tsp
Garlic Cloves: 3 cloves
Whole Red Chillies: 10 to 12
Tamarind Water: 1/2 cup
Nigella Sativa (Kalonji): 1/2 tsp
Oil: for cooking
How to make Khatti Daal


Boil masoor dal with red chilli powder, salt, tomato and ginger garlic paste.
Blend the boiled mixture with a food blender.
Then sprinkle green coriander, couple of curry leaves and tamarind water and cook for 10 minutes on low heat.
Once dal becomes thick, heat oil in frying pan and add cumin seeds, whole red chillies, nigella sativa (kalonji), remaining curry leaves, garlic cloves and prepare baghar.
Pour baghar on daal.
Serve hot with rice or chapati.

How to Make Khatti Dal

  • Boil masoor lentil combined with red chilli powder, tomato, salt and ginger garlic paste.
  • Blend the boiled lentil mixture in food blender.
  • Sprinkle green coriander, tamarind water, curry leaves and cook for 10 minutes on low flame.
  • When lentil gets thicker, heat oil in another frying pan, add cumin seeds, whole red chillies, nigella sativa, remaining curry leaves, garlic cloves in order to prepare baghar.
  • Put baghar on daal.
  • Sour daal (khatti dal) is ready to serve.
  • Enjoy with hot chapati or rice.

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Reviews & Comments

At the first time I have seen this khatti daal that is looking so delicious and spicy so I will must make it at home by this delicious and easy recipe

  • fayqa, karachi

Is khatti daal perfect for a rainy season or not? because these days it seems it will be raining. I saw it was raining in Islamabad couple of days ago. There are lots of dal recipes that are in my cooking queue.

  • Mehrab, Karachi

If lentils cooked correctly, they can taste much better than a chicken cooked poorly. Love all lentils that are masoor lentil, mash lentil, chana dal lentil and so on. They offer superb taste just like a treat. That is why i love lentil recipes and cook them frequently.

  • Manahil, Rawalpindi

khatti daal kesei hoti hai hum ne to kabhi try hi nahi ki na hi kabhi taste ki hai. pehle mujhe koi bana ke khilaye us ke baad mai sochun gi ke banau ya nahi . wese mujhe daalen itni khas tasty nahi lagti lekin kuch kuch boht achi lagti hain

  • Amna, sukkhur

I am just wondering that if chana daal was used in this recipe. I see it in dal chana category but it is quite different . It uses masoor daal. what would you say admins..

  • Aaila, Islamabad