Thursday, May 1, 2014

GONGURA DAL/PAPPU


INGREDIENTS::
Toor dal/ kandipappu             1 cup
Gongura                                  2 bunches
Onion                                      1
Salt                                          as required
Green chilies                             2
Tomato                                     1 big
Water                                      4 cups(3 cups and 1 cup for gongura)

FOR TEMPERING::
Mustard seeds              1 tsp
Cumin seeds                  1 tsp
Garlic cloves                 2
Red chilies                    2
Curry leaves                  1 sprig
Oil                               2 tsp

PROCEDURE::
1) Wash the dal and gongura leaves separately.
2)Now in a pressure cooker add the 2 cups of water, dal , tomato and wait for 3 whistles.
Cook the leaves separately with green chilies and mash them. 
( If we cook the dal and leaves together because of the sour in the leaves the dal cannot get cooked properly so it is better to cook them separately.)
3)Now in a pan add the oil and when hot add the mustard seeds and once they splutter add the cumin , garlic ,onion, red chilies and curry leaves .
4)When the tempering is done then  add the cooked dal , gongura leaves and salt. 
5)Let them cook  for about 8-10 minutes.

                    SERVE WITH RICE