HomeAccompaniments Katte Masoor Dal Recipe/ Sour Lentil Curry Recipe

Katte Masoor Dal Recipe/ Sour Lentil Curry Recipe

Comments : 16 Posted in : Accompaniments, Bachelor Recipes, Chhattisgarh Cuisine, Curry, Daal or Lentils, Dals or Daal, Diabetics Friendly Foods, For the Tiffin Box, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Kid Friendly, legumes, Masoor, Meal, Protein Rich Food, Quick Meals, Side Dish, Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Diet in Old Age, Stew, Whole grains on by : ArchanaPotdar Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Sharing is caring!

Katte Masoor Dal Recipe/ Sour Lentil Curry Recipe is a delicacy from Chhattisgarh, simple to make and yet tasty as well as healthy.

Katte Masoor Dal Recipe/ Sour Lentil Curry Recipe

Katte Masoor Dal Recipe

Serve Khatte Masoor Dal with rice and you will be eating just what Folks from the  “Rice Bowl of India” eat. 

Like the rest of the country, Chhattisgarh cuisine is influenced by the cuisine of the neighbouring states. Though the staple food is wheat, jowar and maize, rice is also widely consumed. Rice is used to make food as well as savoury food and hence the name as the “Rice Bowl of India”. In Chhattisgarh cuisine, the usage of spices and oil is sparing.  However protein-rich lentils especially Toor dal also called Arhar Dal are enjoyed.

For January 2018, we are making recipes from Chhattisgarh cuisine for “Ssshhhh Secretly Cooking.”   Amrita Iyer is my partner, who choose masoor and rice as my secret ingredients.

I choose to make Khatte Massor Dal with rice crepes but finally had to settle for steamed rice. This recipe I copied from here.

Curds used to make the masoor to make it more flavourful, tasty, and tangy.  The masoor dal is so delicious, flavourful and filling and the dal does not need any side dish to complete it.

In the past, I made Fara (Phara) for Blogging Marathon and I had a list of the dishes that I wanted to make but unfortunately, I cannot find it now. Anyway will get down to what I want to try later.

I do have a collection of dals that may interest  Everyday Dal Recipes| Collection of Dal Recipes

The other dishes using masoor you may want to look at are

Right now let us enjoy Khatte Masoor Dal with Steamed rice …

So the main ingredients are whole masoor, curds. The rest you can add or reduce as you wish.

You can use tamarind also to make the dal but then it tastes different from this one. Trust me I make the tamarind one on a regular basis.

Katte Masoor Dal Recipe/ Sour Lentil Curry Recipe

Katte Masoor Dal Recipe

Katte Masoor Dal Recipe/ Sour Lentil Curry Recipe

  • Serves: 3-4
  • Preparation  Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook time: 20 Minutes
  • Passive Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup masoor whole
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • A pinch hing/asafoetida
  • 1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
  • 2 onions medium sized
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tomato large
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala I used rasam masala
  • 3/4 cup beaten yoghurt/curd/dahi salt – to taste
  • 2-3 cups water

Method:

  • Wash and rinse the masoor pick stones out if any, and then pressure cook for 2 whistles on high flame and keep for about 10 minutes on low flame. Let the pressure come down naturally.
  • Meanwhile, slice the onions and chop tomato fine.
  • Beat the curd well.
  • In a pan/kadhai/wok heat, the oil add the jeera and once they splutter, add the hing.
  • Add onion and sauté for a minute.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and cook until onion becomes light golden brown.
  • Next add the add chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder.
  • Mix well and sauté for a minute and add tomato and cook until are mashed well.
  • Cook until the oil comes out.
  • Add cooked dal and 1-2 cups water and bring it to boil.
  • Add salt and beaten curd mix well and bring it to a boil.
  • Garam masala and simmer for 5 minutes on low flame.
  • Switch off the flame and cover the dal.
  • Let it sit covered for 5-10 minutes then serve.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice or roti and sides of pickle, papad and a simple stir-fry.

Katte Masoor Dal Recipe/ Sour Lentil Curry Recipe

A delicacy from Chhattisgarh, simple to make and yet tasty as well as healthy.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Accompaniments, Bachelor Recipes, Brunch, Dinner, Healthy Foods, Protein Rich Diet, Side Dish, Stew
Cuisine: Chhattisgarh, Indian
Servings: 3 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup masoor whole
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • pinch ahing/asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Jeera/cumin seeds
  • 2 Onions medium sized
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 Tomato large
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala I used rasam masala
  • 3/4 cup yogurt/curd/dahi salt - to taste beaten
  • 2-3 cups Water

Instructions

  • Wash and rinse the masoor pick stones out if any, and then pressure cook for 2 whistles on high flame and keep for about 10 minutes on low flame. Let the pressure come down naturally.
  • Meanwhile, slice the onions and chop tomato fine.
  • Beat the curd well.
  • In a pan/kadhai/wok heat, the oil add the jeera and once they splutter, add the hing.
  • Add onion and sauté for a minute.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and cook until onion becomes light golden brown.
  • Next add the add chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder.
  • Mix well and sauté for a minute and add tomato and cook until are mashed well.
  • Cook until the oil comes out.
  • Add cooked dal and 1-2 cups water and bring it to boil.
  • Add salt and beaten curd mix well and bring it to a boil.
  • Garam masala and simmer for 5 minutes on low flame.
  • Switch off the flame and cover the dal.
  • Let it sit covered for 5-10 minutes then serve.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice or roti and sides of pickle, papad and a simple stir-fry.

 

Archana

If you like my recipes  subscribe and 

receive direct updates in your mailbox.

Do not miss any recipe, subscribe

Sharing is caring!

16s COMMENTS

16 thoughts

  • January 31, 2018 at 7:15 am

    This is such a healthy recipe and so so delicious as well. You have used the ingredients so well. 🙂

  • February 2, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Never tried curd in Masoor dal..this recipe sounds flavorful..would love to give it a try for sure 🙂

  • February 2, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Never Tried Curd with masoor dal..this recipe sounds flavorful..would love to try this out for sure 🙂

  • February 4, 2018 at 7:08 am

    That looks delicious. I love masoor dal and gravies that are curd based so this dish is just right for me. Mildly spiced and full of flavours as I can see from the recipe. A Great share.

  • February 5, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Dal looks lovely.. I love any kind of dal preparation.

  • February 7, 2018 at 1:52 am

    I make masoor dal often but definitely will have to try the khatta version. Must be so tasty… but then I love yogurt in anything.

  • February 7, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    This is an interesting recipe and the dal looks scrumptious! Ive made number of dals but hadn’t thought of using curd in any of them! Must try this soon!

  • February 7, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    I Love gravies and this looks so tempting. No doubt about the taste of it.

  • February 8, 2018 at 11:23 am

    I love the whole masoor that I cook in a tomato and onion gravy. This sounds like a wonderful variation. Will surely try it out. 🙂

  • February 9, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Would love to enjoy this katte masoor dal with some rice and papads, delicious dish.

  • March 8, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Heatlhy version of dhal with curd and I love the curry colour.. Can dig bowl of hot steamed rice with this curry..

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 8, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      You hit it on the nail. Tastes great with rice.

  • March 14, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Such a comforting and delicious Khatte Masoor, protein-packed dishes are welcome in my kitchen.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 15, 2018 at 8:39 pm

      Thanks, Jagruti.

Leave a Reply to Aruna Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MAILING LIST

shares