Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Gongura pappu recipe / Sorrel leaves dal recipe

Today I am going to share you a famous and most popular Andhra style recipe, gongura pappu or sorrel leaves dal. Here gongura is also known as ambaadi or pitwa or pulicha keerai. This is one of the variation from Andhra cuisine and here gongura is cooked in dal to get a tangy taste, which will be delicious with the combination of hot steamed white or brown rice or with roti or pulka of your choice.

There are different variations of preparing Gongura pappu / sorrel leaves dal:

One variation we add gongura leaves, green chilies, chopped onion into soaked dal and pressure cook this for 2 whistles or until dal becomes soft. Then add tadka or seasoning to this cooked dal mixture. In this method some time gongura will be overcooked or due to tanginess in gongura toor dal will not be cooked properly.

Another variation is, which i am sharing it to you and in this method, gongura will not be overcooked and gongura pappu will be delicious and nutritious, which i regularly make in this method at home.

You may also like few other gongura or sorrel leaves recipes: Gongura Chicken, Gongura pachadi

Author: Nagaharisha
Recipe Type: Main (Lunch/Dinner)
Cuisine: Indian
Serves or Yields: 3 to 4

Ingredients for Gongura pappu / Sorrel leaves dal:

  • Toor Dal or kandi pappu - 1 Cup
  • Sorrel leaves or Gongura - 1 1/2 cup tightly packed or adjust according to tanginess
  • Oil or ghee - 2 tbsps
  • Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tsp
  • Red chilies - 4 
  • Curry leaves - few or sprig
  • Hing or Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp
  • Garlic - 5 to 6
  • Green chilies - 3 or adjust according to your taste
  • Onion - 3/4 medium size 
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Salt - tsp or required amount
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder - 1 tsp or required amount
  • Coriander leaves - 3 tbsps finely chopped

Procedure for Gongura pappu / Sorrel leaves dal:

  • Wash a cup of toor dal well in water and soak in 1 ½ cups of water or required amount for half an hour. 
  • Pressure cook soaked toor dal for 2 whistles or until toor dal is nice and soft. Turn off the flame and do not open the lid immediately, wait until pressure settle downs completely because, steam cooks dal. Now open the lid and set this cooked toor dal aside.
  • Heat 2 tbsps of oil or ghee into a heavy bottom pan on medium flame. Once the oil is nice and hot, add ½ tsp mustard seeds and allow it to splutter. Now add a tsp cumin seeds, ½ tsp fenugreek seeds, a tsp urad dal, a tsp chana dal, 4 broken red chillies, few curry leaves, 1/8 tsp hing and saute it well until the lentils turns to golden in colour as shown in the video.
  • Now add 5 to 6 Chopped garlic, 3 slit green chilies or adjust according to your taste and saute it well for a minute. Now add ¾ medium size sliced onion, 1/8 tsp turmeric powder, a pinch of salt (by adding salt onions will cook little faster). Mix it once completely and cook until onions turns to transparent as shown in the video.
  • Now add one and half cup of cleaned sorrel leaves or even you can add chopped gongura leaves of your choice. (Here depends upon the tanginess in gongura leaves, quantity may increase or decrease). Now mix it well completely and cook until the gongura or sorrel leaves becomes nice and soft.
  • Add cooked toor dal, mix it well completely and add a cup of water or required amount, mix it once again completely and add enough amount of salt, a tsp coriander powder, a tsp red chili powder or required amount. Mix it well completely and cook for 2 minutes on a medium flame.
  • Finally add 3 tbsps of chopped coriander leaves, mix it once completely and then turn off the flame. 
  • Serve this tasty gongura pappu or sorrel leaves dal with hot steamed white or brown rice or with roti or pulka of your choice.
  • Depends upon the tanginess in gongura, gongura leaves quantity may increase or decrease. So adjust according to your taste.

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