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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Gongura Pappu-Andhra Style-Pulichakeerai Kootu-Sorrel Leaves Dal

Gongura is very rich in iron, vitamins and folic acid. It has anti-oxidants essential for human nutrition. Sorrel leaf is known as Gongura in Telugu, pulicha keerai in Tamil and Pitwaa in Hindi. Many dishes are prepared with gongura in Andhra Pradesh.  The pickled version of Gongura  known as gongura pachadi is very popular. Today we will learn how to make gongura pappu (also known as khatta bhaji dal) following this easy recipe with step wise pictures. 

Gongura Pappu-Andhra Style

Gongura Pappu-Andhra Style-Gongura Pappu

Gongura Pappu-Andhra Style

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 30 mins 
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineAndhra Cuisine

   Ingredients needed

   Gongura leaves- 2 cups
   Tur dal-arhar dal- 1/4 cup
   Raw peanuts -2 tbsp (optional)
   Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 3 tsp
   Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
   Cumin seeds -1 tsp
   Onion -1
   Red chillies -3
   Green chillies -3
   Garlic -3-4 minced
   Salt as needed


Separate gongura leaves from the stem, wash and drain the water completely. Chop it finely and keep it ready.

Pressure cook dal with a pinch of turmeric powder along with peanuts until soft. Keep peanuts in a small cup and pressure cook along with dal.


Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add cumins seeds and red chillies.

When cumin seeds sizzle, add onions, green chillies and garlic.

sauteing onions

When onions turn transparent, add the chopped gongura leaves, turmeric powder, salt and cook covered stirring in between.

how to make gongura pappu

Once cooked, mash it lightly, then add the cooked dal, cooked peanuts and needed water.

Simmer for 5-6 minutes and switch off the heat.

gongura dal

Serve with hot steamed rice and any vegetable curry.

Do not miss the most popular Gongura Pachadi Recipe (Andhra Style).

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  1. The pappu looks incredible Padhu!! Very comforting :)

  2. Adding the groundnuts is something I've never tried before. Thanks for the recipe. :)


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