Hyderabadi Khatti Dal is a hearty and comforting dish that is great to serve with rice or roti. It has a nice dose of tamarind and tomatoes giving the dish a yummy tanginess, hence the name ‘khatti’ dal. The sour flavor is balanced with the spices, ginger and garlic. It is just a delicious dish with tons of flavor.
Combine soaked dal along with the tomatoes, garlic, ginger, turmeric and water in a pressure cooker. Mix well and cook for 4~6 whistles or until dal is very tender.
Once the pressure comes down, open the lid and whisk the dal until smooth. Add tamarind pulp, green chilies, ground coriander, red chili powder and salt. Mix well and cook on medium flame for 4~5 minutes.
Heat a small pan and melt ghee. Add all the tempering ingredients and once the seeds start to splutter, remove from heat and pour over the dal. Mix well. Serve hot with rice or rotis.