Monday, September 29, 2008

Gongura Pappu


Toor dal-2 cups
Erra gongura (tender red sorrel leaves)-2 cups
Chopped green chillies-4
Chopped onions-2
Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
Red chilly powder-1 tablespoon
Garlic cloves-2 or hing-a pinch
Salt-1 tablespoon
Oil-2 tablespoons

For Seasoning:
1 teaspoon mustard seeds, one teaspoon cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon urad dal, 1 teaspoon gram dal, ¼ teaspoon fenugreek seeds, 3-4 dry chilly pieces and a few curry leaves


1. Wash the dal and cook until it becomes soft.
2. Add gongura leaves, chopped green chillies, half of the chopped onion, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and salt to it and cook it for eight minutes on medium flame.
3. Heat oil in a pan and add the dry chillies, garlic, gram dal, urad dal, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, remaining chopped onion and curry leaves.
4. Fry them until they turn brown in colour and add it to the cooked dal.
5. Serve it with hot rice and papad.


Shreya said...

hi I love gongura pappu. this recipe is simple too. love the aratikaya vepudu!

Bhawna said...

Hi Vijaya, Gongura leaves has to be cut or use it as it is...I saw it many times at grocery store but being from north have no idea how to cook. Can we use it with some vegetables or just with dal only??

Uma said...

gogura pappu chala baaguntundi kadaa! Looks so delicious.


I have made gongura thogaiyal,other than that,i dint knew any dishes to make with it....
Thanx for posting this one vijaya,am sure it would be nice with paruppu!

Daily Meals said...

Hi Shreya:) Thank you. Gongura pappu tastes very nice...

Hi Bhawna! We have to pluck the leaves and cut them. If they are tender, I add them directly.

Daily Meals said...

Avunu Uma! Gongura pappu chala bavuntundi...It's my husbands favourite dal..

Hi Raks Kitchen! We also make chutney or pickle and dal using gongura leaves. Non vegetarians use them with prawns or mutton.

Jaya said...

I have tasted gongura Pickles way long back and I just adored it .Wish I can find these leaves here ..This looks just Lip-smacking .
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