Katti Dal, Jeera Rice ~ Perfect Combo

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Maybe a simple dal is what is all required to make you nostalgic. It surely was for me and when I ended up making this Katti dal, I literally felt I had tasted this somewhere. For the final day in Cooking for a Tele Soap, I have been cooking from Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naan Doon, a soap that's been so different or rather gets you hooked on to it, not just for the characters, but for the food that is somehow so prominent.

Being always interested in hearing about food and it's preparation, it's only natural that I ended up liking the food discussion that was so much the part of this soap. Though I took up one episode, where Khushi, the heroine, ends up cooking up a feast, similar such dishes get mentioned through the episodes.
One such is the simple dal. I guess in any Indian Cuisine, a dal is always an integral part and one can't simply ignore nor not make it. The dal that I made was called as Katti dal and I wanted to keep it online search as my offline search ends up being a treasure hunt, on most occasions. I adapted from my search lead me to this recipe, which was almost similar to the way I make. Yet it was interesting to note the author calling this Hyderabadi khatti dal. Anyway since we have the liberty to select our own recipe, I almost decided that Khushi made this dal.

The other occasion when a dal becomes a topic of discussion was when Lavanya makes a dal with so much spice, and Arnav ends up eating that, just to spite Khushi. He simply eats the entire cup, inspite of Khushi signalling he shouldn't eat. The lead characters are always in misunderstanding and that episode was one such thing. With the news that this week might the ending, I am sure the PH left many viewers heartbroken.


Step by Step - Katti Dal



Katti Dal

Ingredients Needed:

Split Yellow lentils - 3/4 cup
Toor Dal - 1/4 cup
Tomato - 1 medium
Green chillies - 5, 
Tamarind pulp - 3 tbsp, 

For Tempering

Hing a pinch
Turmeric powder a pinch
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp, 
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp,
Salt to taste

Pure ghee - 2 tsp
Green coriander (chopped) - 3 tbsp

How to make the Katti dal

Wash and take the dals in a pressure cooker. Add chopped chilies, tomatoes along with turmeric powder. Pressure cook for couple of whistles or till the toor dal is done.

Then when the pressure falls, continue cooking and add tamarind pulp. 

In another pan, add ghee and fry the remaining ingredients until light brown. Pour the tadka over the dal and serve.

Just for record, the Jeera Rice I end up making Jeera Rice in so many ways, that I forget to even track it these days







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18 comments :

Rajani S November 26, 2012 at 7:47 PM  

You have just given me tomm's lunch menu :) Jeera rice and katti dal, it is!

Nice and hunger generating clicks :)

Arthy Suman November 26, 2012 at 8:03 PM  

I love it...

Chef Mireille November 26, 2012 at 9:01 PM  

I think I would love Khushi and all her food!

divya November 26, 2012 at 9:09 PM  

yummy..

Priya R November 26, 2012 at 11:09 PM  

this looks so good and perfect with any curry

WeR SAHM November 27, 2012 at 7:27 AM  

wow what a platter of menu...lovely...

Jayashree November 27, 2012 at 9:12 AM  

I like the way you've interpreted the dish, Valli....

rekhas kitchen November 27, 2012 at 11:33 AM  

OK Valli can I ask you one thing from where didi you get time for watching these TV dramas. some how I don't like watching them... any way that's my choise that plater looks so tempting and katti dal yummmm mouth watering....

Nivedhanams Sowmya November 27, 2012 at 11:33 AM  

Simple and homey food are always great to indulge!!! so yummy and delicious!!
Sowmya

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Srivalli November 27, 2012 at 11:42 AM  

Mir I am sure you will love this character..:)

Padma As I said I don't watch TV and it's been years since I watched any soap. Since I knew of this soap very late, I had to download them from net and watched during travel..:)

thoushaltcook November 27, 2012 at 11:43 AM  

This dal is my soul twin. Love it a lot

PJ November 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM  

What!Its coming to an end!?I just thought I will start watching the seriel.So sad..
Anyway nice of you to share such yummy recipes and the happenings of the show. Enjoyed this week at your space Srivalli :)

Priya November 27, 2012 at 4:09 PM  

Feel like inviting myself to ur place, dal and jeera rice feel like having for my lunch rite now.

Vanamala Hebbar November 27, 2012 at 8:10 PM  

wow sri...lovely recipe..new to me

ANU November 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM  

very nice combo an dluv the platter luv of yummy food...
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Pavani December 1, 2012 at 4:14 AM  

Yummy looking katti dal. Love this theme of cooking from TV shows.

DivyaGCP December 1, 2012 at 7:39 AM  

Delicious and comforting combination..

Anonymous January 4, 2013 at 8:07 PM  

I am surprised you are a fan of iss pyar ko too. I loved the show and i so miss Khushi and Arnav since the show ended. I started even eating jalebi seeing Khushi.

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