16 March, 2016
UDDINA HITTU / SPLIT BLACK GRAM RAITA / URAD DAL RAITA
Uddina hittu is one of the main side dishes of South India…that too South Karnataka. Its a very old practice of preparing raita with soaked and ground split black gram lentil. whenever we make Dosa or Idly, we soak little more quantity of Urad dal than required and make this raita. It is served at the beginning of the Lunch, which is to be eaten mixed with rice in a very small quantity….. ie one or two tbsp, not more than that and not on regular basis.
- Urad dal – 2&1/2 tbsp
- Curd – 1/4 cup
- Salt to taste
For Tempering :
- Ghee – 1/2 tsp
- Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
- Whole red chilli – 1 chilli cut into pieces
- Soak urad dal for one hour and grind into a fine paste
- Add curd , salt and mix well
- Prepare tempering and add it to the raita and serve.