Chukka Kura Pappu

6 Oct

Chukka Kura Pappu


Khatta Palak / Chukka Kura 2 small bunches
Toor Dal 1 1/2 cups
Green Chiles 4
Garlic 4 pods
Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste


Urad Dal 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 4
Curry Leaves 8
Asafoetida a pinch
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash toor dal under water thoroughly and pressure cook in 3 cups of water for 3 whistles.
Clean, wash, remove stems and roughly chop chukka kura.
Peel and lightly mash garlic pods.
Remove stems, wash and slit the green chiles.

Heat oil in a deep vessel, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chiles, chopped chukka kura, turmeric powder and salt.
once the leaves wilt, add cooked toor dal along with a cup of water if the cooked toor dal is too thick.
Bring the dal to a bubble and then remove from heat.
Serve hot with rice or roti.

Notes: You can also cook the dal and leaves together and do the tempering at end.

4 Responses to “Chukka Kura Pappu”

  1. Tanuja October 7, 2008 at 7:48 am #

    mouth watering pappu….
    chukka koora pappu / chukka koora pachadi / chukka koora vepudu.. anything with chukka koora is really delicious…

  2. Liz October 8, 2008 at 6:46 am #

    I like the way you present these recipes. simple and clear. and your pics all look so gorgeous and mouthwatering.

    Where can you find chukka koora? any idea what it is called in English?

  3. Mona October 10, 2008 at 1:44 pm #

    Looks very yummy. I love Chukka ki Bhaji.
    Liz, I think it is called as ‘Red Sorrel’ in english.


  1. Katti Palak Chutney » Talimpu - October 23, 2009

    […] of each of urad dal, cumin and mustard seeds in tempering along with garlic cloves. Other uses of chukkakara / katti palak is making it into a dal. Other Names:Ambat Chukka Chuteny, Chukka Kura Pachadi, Katti Palak Chutney, Green Sorrel Leaves […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: