Gongura Pappu | Roselle leaves in Dal
Gongura Pappu is a rustic and hearty dal recipe, in which sour gongura leaves add a lip smacking flavour to the dal.
Servings Prep Time
4people 10minutes
Cook Time
25minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 10minutes
Cook Time
25minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. To prepare gongura pappu, wash the dal well. Soak the plucked out gongura leaves (discard stems) in a bowl of water, allowing any mud / impurities to settle. Wash, repeat the process twice. Chop roughly and keep aside.
  2. In a 5 litre+ pressure cooker / pressure pan, add the tur dal, chopped gongura leaves and turmeric. Add 3.5 cups water. Pressure cook for 2 whistles and keep flame on sim (minimum) for 10-12 minutes. Once cooker is cool enough, open the lid and mash the dal along with the gongura using the back of a round ladle.
  3. Peel the garlic. Smash and finely mine the garlic cloves. Grate the ginger. Slit the green chillies. Keep these ingredients ready for tempering.
  4. To prepare the tempering for the gongura pappu, heat ghee in a large kadai (heavy bottomed pan).
  5. Sprinkle the asafoetida, cumin and mustard seeds. As soon as the seeds splutter, strip off curry leaves from the stems and add to the ghee, along with slit green chillies, garlic and ginger.
  6. Stir for a minute on low flame. Mix in the sliced onion with a pinch of salt and sweat on a medium flame for 7-8 minutes until the onions are soft. Transfer the cooked dal and gongura to this tempering, along with the salt and allow to come to a simmer. Adjust consistency with some water if needed.
  7. Serve hot with rice and ghee, and any other vegetable dish dish.
Recipe Notes
  • Try the same recipe with any other green leafy vegetables.
  • You can also use a mix of tur dal, chana dal and moong dal for a mixed dal with these roselle greens.
  • If you don’t have a pressure cooker, then soak the tur dal for one hour and cook in a pan with fresh water enough to cover the dal and some more, simmer for around 45 minutes until the dal is completely soft