Sorrel Leaves Dal

23 May

Gongura Pappu


Sorrel Leaves 2 cups packed
Toor dal 1 cup
Green chillies 3
Turmeric Powder a big pinch
Salt to taste


Urad Dal 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Wash toor dal and pressure cook in 2 cups of water for 3 whistles.

Wash thoroughly and chop sorrel leaves.
Remove stems, wash and slit the green chiles.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When seeds start to jump, add chopped sorrel leaves, green chiles and salt.
Fry the leaves until they wilt and soft.
Then add cooked dal, turmeric powder and a cup of water if necessary.
Bring to a bubble and simmer for 2-4 minutes.
Serve hot with rice or roti.

Notes: I like the fresh taste of above dal rather than the taste of pressure cooking toor dal along with sorrel leaves.

10 Responses to “Sorrel Leaves Dal”

  1. sangeeth May 23, 2008 at 10:11 am #

    very simple and tasty recipe….:)

  2. sagari May 23, 2008 at 10:19 am #

    deleciouss pappuuuu

  3. notyet100 May 23, 2008 at 10:41 am #

    whts sorreal,..i knw i am so ignorent…

  4. Rajani May 23, 2008 at 10:52 am #

    Sorreal… in telugu it’s called “GONGURA”

  5. Asha May 23, 2008 at 10:53 am #

    You know, I saw sorrel seed packets but didn’t buy it because it’s so sour. I should try someday!:)

  6. Divya Vikram May 23, 2008 at 10:59 am #

    Havent tasted this but looks delicious

  7. arundathi May 23, 2008 at 12:17 pm #

    have just discovered Sorrel – this dal looks great!

  8. T.sangeetha December 4, 2008 at 10:24 pm #

    how to prepare idly sambar

  9. anusharaji December 5, 2008 at 10:35 am #

    idly : steam the idly batter for 10 -15 min



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