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Gongura pappu

An Andhra special tangy and earthy dal recipe that goes well with rice or any flatbread. Make this recipe along with rice or millets using the pot in pot method in just 30 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sravanthi

Ingredients

  • ½ cup toor dal (Kandi pappu)
  • 1 tbsp chana dal
  • 1 tbsp peanuts
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup gongura leaves (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 7 garlic cloves
  • 2 green chili
  • ¼ tsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp coriander seeds powder
  • 1 red chili
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

Cooking lentils

  • Wash toor dal, chana dal, and peanuts well and add them to Instant Pot inner Pot. Add water to the washed dal.
  • Close the Instant Pot, seal the VENT and use pressure cook or manual mode and cook on HIGH PRESSURE for 5 MINUTES.
  • Once the Instant Pot beep, do a pressure release after 10 minutes.
  • Check if dal has been cooked properly. If you want to cook rice or millets along with this dal, check detailed recipe steps.

Adding tempering to the dal with gongura leaves

  • While the dal is cooking, wash and drain gongura (roselle leaves). Chop them roughly and keep them aside. Also gather other required ingredients.
  • Heat a pan or kadai and add oil once it is hot. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and let them splutter. Then add turmeric powder, red chili, slitted green chili, and chopped garlic.
  • Once these are lightly browned, after a minute or so, add chopped gongura leaves.
  • Let the roselle leaves or gongura cook for 2 to 3 minutes. And add salt, coriander seeds powder.
  • Mix the mixture well and make sure it is not burnt. Now add cooked toor dal and peanuts to this gongura mixture.
  • Mix it well and let the dal cook for 5 minutes on medium flame.
  • Switch off the flame and dish out the dal. Andhra delicacy, Gongura pappu is ready to serve!