Gujarati Khatti Meethi Dal Recipe

Gujarati Khatti Meethi Dal is a popular lentil dish from the state of Gujarat in India. It is a sweet and tangy dal made with pigeon peas, tamarind, jaggery, and a blend of aromatic spices. The combination of flavors in this dish creates a unique and delicious taste. It is typically served with steamed rice or roti and makes for a comforting and satisfying meal.

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Ingredients for Gujarati Khatti Meethi Dal Recipe

  • 0.33 cup Pigeon Peas
  • 0.67 cup Water
  • 0.17 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 0.67 tablespoon Oil
  • 0.33 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 0.33 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • pinch A Pinch Of Asafoetida
  • 0.33 Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 0.33 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 0.67 Tomatoes, Finely Chopped
  • 0.33 tablespoon Tamarind Pulp
  • 0.67 tablespoon Jaggery
  • 0.33 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 0.33 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 0.17 teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 0.67 Dried Red Chilies
  • as per your need A Few Curry Leaves
  • 0.33 tablespoon Ghee
  • as per your need Chopped Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Gujarati Khatti Meethi Dal Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Wash and soak the pigeon peas (toor dal) for 30 minutes.
  • STEP 2.Pressure cook the soaked dal with water, turmeric powder, and salt until soft and mushy.
  • STEP 3.In a separate pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and asafoetida. Let them splutter.
  • STEP 4.Add chopped onions and sauté until golden brown.
  • STEP 5.Add ginger-garlic paste and cook for a minute.
  • STEP 6.Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn soft.
  • STEP 7.Add tamarind pulp, jaggery, red chili powder, coriander powder, and cumin powder. Mix well.
  • STEP 8.Add the cooked dal to the pan and mix everything together.
  • STEP 9.Simmer the dal for 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to blend.
  • STEP 10.In a small pan, heat ghee and add dried red chilies, curry leaves, and mustard seeds. Let them splutter.
  • STEP 11.Pour the tempering over the dal and mix well.
  • STEP 12.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or roti.

Cooking Tips

  • Soaking the dal helps in faster cooking and better digestion.
  • Adjust the sweetness and tanginess of the dal according to your preference by adjusting the amount of jaggery and tamarind.
  • For a smoother consistency, you can blend the dal after cooking.
  • You can add a pinch of asafoetida (hing) while pressure cooking the dal for added flavor.
  • To make the dal spicier, you can add green chilies or red chili powder according to your taste.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover dal can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the dal on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.
  • Serve Gujarati Khatti Meethi Dal with steamed rice, roti, or naan for a complete meal.
  • Garnish with additional chopped coriander leaves and a squeeze of lemon juice for extra freshness.
Nutrition
value
349
calories per serving
6 g Fat11 g Protein82 g Carbs45 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    6g
  • Protein
    11g
  • Carbs
    82g
  • Fiber
    45g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    82g
  • Protein
    11g
  • Fiber
    45g

Fats

  • Fat
    6g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    816mg
  • Iron
    9mg
  • Vitamin A
    133mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    2mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    46mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    4mg
  • Vitamin E
    2mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    109mg
  • Manganese
    16mg
  • Phosphorus
    171mg
  • Selenium
    8mcg
  • Zinc
    2mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp