Thursday, 6 June 2013

Green Sorrel Dal / Chukka Koora Pappu

Green Leafy Vegetables are always good for health and full of nutrition. Lentils are rich protein food. So, these Leafy Vegetable Dals are a very good substitute for Non - meat eaters.


1 cup Yellow Lentils / Toor Dal
1 cup Green Sorrel Leaves
4 cups Water
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Turmeric

To Temper

2 teaspoon Oil
1/2 teaspoon Bengal Gram Dal 
1/2 teaspoon Black Gram Dal
1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
1/2 teaspoon Msutard
2 Green Chilles
10 Curry Leaves 
1/2 tablespoon Ginger Paste
  1. Cook Dal for 3 whistles in Pressure Cooker with 3 cups of Water. Mash it.
  2. Keep Sorrel Leaves in a small vessel and immerse in Water. Clean, Discard Water and immerse again. Repeat it until the Leaves are completely clean (3-4 times). Keep aside.
  3. Slit Green Chilles. Heat a pan with with 2 teaspoons of Oil and Dals in 'To Temper' list. After they turn light brown add Cumin Seeds, Mustard Seeds. Saute for a minute and then add Green Chilles, Curry Leaves abd Ginger Paste. Saute for a minute again. Now add Sorrel Leaves. Don't stand very close to the stove when you are adding these Leaves. Saute for 2 minutes.
  4. Add a cup of Water and Cooked Yellow Lentils. Allow it boil for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Eat with Rice or Roti.

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