Amaranth Masoor Dal

10 Sep

Thotakura Podi Pappu


Amaranth Leaves 1 medium bunch
Masoor Dal 1 cup
Garlic 5 pods
Green Chiles 4 – 6
Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste


Urad Dal 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 3
Asafoetida a pinch
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Chop off stems, clean, wash and roughly chop amaranth leaves.
Remove stems, wash and slit green chiles.
Peel, remove hard ends and slightly mash garlic pods.

Bring to boil 3 cups of water, add washed masoor dal, a drop of oil, turmeric powder and boil until dal is just cooked.
Strain excess water from cooked masoor dal and keep aside.

Heat oil in a wok, add garlic and all talimpu ingredients in order.
When dal changes color, add green chiles, chopped amaranth leaves and salt.
Add about half a cup of water and cook for few minutes until leaves wilt a bit.
Then add cooked masoor dal and turmeric powder.
Mix thoroughly and stir fry until all the moisture is evaporated.
Serve hot with steamed rice.

Notes: Don’t overcook masoor dal.

3 Responses to “Amaranth Masoor Dal”

  1. Mythreyee September 10, 2008 at 2:47 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing a healthy recipe. I would like to mention that I tried many of your recipes last one month and everything was really tasty and unique. Thank you so much for sharing all the wonderful recipes.

  2. amar September 11, 2008 at 4:44 am #

    Nice recepie, I usualy add some peanut powder to it also tastes too good!!!

  3. Srivalli September 13, 2008 at 1:42 am #

    Raji..thats such a lovely dish…not sure how..but all your dishes are so simple yet look out of the world!…keep up the great work!

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