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Blogging Marathon# 60: Week 3/ Day 1

Theme: Regional Specials

Dish: Mysone Kattina Saaru

We are starting 3rd week of blogging marathon today and my theme for the week is ‘Regional Specials‘. I chose Mysore as my region and I have 3 delicious dishes from there.

Vani who blogs at Mysoorean has a ton of authentic dishes from Mysore. After a lot of browsing on her site, I found this simple dal recipe that only needed few ingredients which was perfect because I only had a couple of veggies left in the fridge and it was time to go grocery shopping.

The chaaru that I make at home usually has tamarind in it but this one has lemon juice instead. It is a quick and easy dish that is homey and comforting.

Recipe adapted from Mysoorean:

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Mysore Kattina Saaru Yum
A quick and easy dish from Karnataka that is homey and comforting.
Mysore Kattina Saaru
Course soups stews
Cuisine karnataka
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • ½ cup Toor dal
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida
  • 8 ~ 10 Curry leaves
  • 2 ~ 3 Chilies Green
  • 2 tbsps Lemon juice
  • To taste Salt
Course soups stews
Cuisine karnataka
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • ½ cup Toor dal
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida
  • 8 ~ 10 Curry leaves
  • 2 ~ 3 Chilies Green
  • 2 tbsps Lemon juice
  • To taste Salt
Mysore Kattina Saaru
Instructions
  1. If you have time, soak toor dal for 30~40 minutes. Pressure cook with enough water until very tender.
  2. Add 1~11/2cups of water and whisk the cooked dal until smooth. Add the turmeric and salt to dal.
  3. Heat oil in a small pan, add mustard and cumin seeds, once the seeds start to splutter add asafoetida, green chilies and curry leaves.
  4. Add the tempering to the dal mixture. Finally stir in the lemon juice and serve with some hot steamed rice.
Recipe Notes

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 60.

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13 thoughts on “Mysore Kattina Saaru”

  1. Vani’s space is indeed a treasure trove ! this kattina saaru is soooo comforting we make it with a combo of moong and toor 🙂

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