Gongura pappu recipe (Andhra style)

Gongura pappu recipe – This is made by boiling red sorrel leaves and toor dal in pressure cooker. Then tempering is poured on top to add more flavors.

Gongura Pappu | Andhra style sorrel leaves dal recipe

These sorrel leaves or gongura leaves are also known as khatta bhaji.

This is Andhra style dal recipe where term pappu means dal.

Gongura leaves are sour in taste which adds nice flavor to the pappu.

Gongura Pappu | Andhra style sorrel leaves dal recipe

This recipe is my aunt’s recipe. She shared gongura pachadi and gongura rice recipe as well, I will share those recipes in future.

This is the first time I made gongura dal; it is a clear winner in my home. Dear hubby just loved this dal with plain rice. He asked me to make this dal very often. But the problem is that sorrel leaves are not easily available here in USA. But whenever I find them in Indian grocery store I just pick up the bunch of it.

So whenever you get your hands on these leaves, do make this, I am sure you and your family will love this dal.

Check out more Andhra recipes
Tomato dal  //  Pappu charu  //  Lemon rice  //  Raw mango rice


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1) Wash the toor dal under running cold water till water runs clear. Take washed toor dal, chopped leaves, onion, green chilies in the pressure cooker.

2) Add salt, turmeric powder and water. Cover with the lid and let it cook for 6-7 whistles or till dal gets cooked.

3) Let the pressure go down by itself then open the lid.

4) Now using hand blender crush them little. It should not be paste or gravy, it should be chunky. Add more water if it’s too dry and let it simmer for few minutes. If it has extra water then let it simmer till you get desire consistency.
Gongura Pappu | Andhra style sorrel leaves dal recipe

5) Now make tadka or tempering. Heat the oil in a small tadka pan. Once hot add mustard seeds, let them pop. Then add cumin seeds, let them sizzle.

6) Then add dry red chili, curry leaves and garlic cloves. Cook for a minute or two.

7) Pour the tadka on top of the dal.

8) Stir the dal and tadka. It is ready to serve.
Gongura Pappu | Andhra style sorrel leaves dal recipe

Serving suggestion: Serve this gongura pappu with steamed rice. Also serve vegetable stir fry on side.

Gongura Pappu | Andhra style sorrel leaves dal recipe

Gongura Pappu | Andhra style sorrel leaves dal recipe
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Gongura Pappu recipe (Gongura dal)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 2 Servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

For pressure cooking gongura dal:

  • ½ cup Arhar dal (toor dal or split pigeon peas)
  • 1 ½ cups Gongura leaves (red sorrel leaves) washed and chopped
  • 1 small or ½ cup Onion roughly chopped
  • 2-3 Green chilies slit
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups Water

For Tadka or tempering-

  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 Dried red chilies
  • 7-8 Curry leaves
  • 2 cloves Garlic smashed

Instructions

Making gongura pappu recipe:

  1. Take washed toor dal, chopped leves, onion, green chilies in the pressure cooker.
  2. Add salt, turmeric powder and water.
  3. Close it with the lid and let it cook for 6-7 whistles on medium heat or till dal gets cooked.
  4. Let the pressure go down by itself then open the lid.
  5. Now using hand blender crush them little. It should not be paste or gravy, it should be grainy. Add more water if it's too dry and let it boil for few minutes. If it has extra water then let it simmer till you get desire consistency.

Making tadka:

  1. Heat the oil in a small tadka pan. Once hot add mustard seeds, let them pop.
  2. Then add cumin seeds, let them sizzle.
  3. Then add dry red chili, curry leaves and garlic cloves. Cook for a minute or two.
  4. Pour the tadka on top of the dal.
  5. Stir the dal and tadka. It is ready to serve.

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