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    Khatti Masoor Daal (Sour Split Red Lentils)

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    50 mins

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    grapefruit's Note:

    alternative way of making Masoor Daal - this is also known as Heydrabadi cooking because of the use of tamarind or other souring agents.this can also be made with split mung daal.

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    1. 1
      Wash the dal well.
    2. 2
      soak for at least 15-20 minutes or upto half hour.
    3. 3
      In a pot add the dal and a glass of water.
    4. 4
      add the salt, chili powder, Turmeric (Haldi) and leave on very low heat to cook.
    5. 5
      When the dal has softened to a paste, add the chopped tomatoes and fresh coriander and lemon juice or Tamarind juice.
    6. 6
      Cook till it is of medium consistency (not too pasty or too liquidy)
    7. 7
      In a frying pan heat the oil along with the Garlic and whole red chili and curry leaves.
    8. 8
      When the Garlic slices turn light brown add cumin seeds and wait for them to be brown but be careful not to burn them.
    9. 9
      pour the oil and its contents over the daal and cover immediately.
    10. 10
      take off heat.
    11. 11
      after a few minutes serve with plain boiled rice.

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    Nutritional Facts for Khatti Masoor Daal (Sour Split Red Lentils)

    Serving Size: 1 (158 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 561.1
    Calories from Fat 198
    Total Fat 22.0 g
    Saturated Fat 2.8 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1185.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 66.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 31.2 g
    Sugars 6.8 g
    Protein 26.7 g

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    tamarind juice

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