Khatti Daal (Sour Lentils)

Khatti Daal (Sour Lentils)

AuthorNureen SCategory, , DifficultyIntermediate

Yields8 Servings
Cook Time25 minsTotal Time25 mins

Daal
 1 cup Masoor Daal, rinsed and drained
 1 tsp Salt, or to taste
 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
 1 tsp Turmeric
 1 tsp Cumin powder
 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
 3 cups warm water
 ½ cup Lemon Juice
Baghar or Tarka (Temper)
 1 cup Oil
 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
 5 Whole dried red chilis

Daal
1

Boil daal, salt, cayenne, turmeric and cumin until the daal becomes very soft.

2

Remove from heat. Blend the daal using an immersion blender or in an upright blender

3

Return the daal to the stove and add the lemon juice. Keep the daal boiling while you prepare the baghar.

Baghar
4

Heat oil in a fry pan on medium heat.

5

Add the cumin seeds and fry for 30 seconds.

6

Flash fry the red chilis until they turn a dark brown

7

Pour the temper on the daal. Be careful! It will sizzle and splatter.
Serve hot!
Enjoy with rice or naan!

Ingredients

Daal
 1 cup Masoor Daal, rinsed and drained
 1 tsp Salt, or to taste
 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
 1 tsp Turmeric
 1 tsp Cumin powder
 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
 3 cups warm water
 ½ cup Lemon Juice
Baghar or Tarka (Temper)
 1 cup Oil
 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
 5 Whole dried red chilis

Directions

Daal
1

Boil daal, salt, cayenne, turmeric and cumin until the daal becomes very soft.

2

Remove from heat. Blend the daal using an immersion blender or in an upright blender

3

Return the daal to the stove and add the lemon juice. Keep the daal boiling while you prepare the baghar.

Baghar
4

Heat oil in a fry pan on medium heat.

5

Add the cumin seeds and fry for 30 seconds.

6

Flash fry the red chilis until they turn a dark brown

7

Pour the temper on the daal. Be careful! It will sizzle and splatter.
Serve hot!
Enjoy with rice or naan!

Khatti Daal (Sour Lentils)

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