Gongura Pappu(Dal)(Basic Andhra Style)

Gongura pappu

Gongura pappu


  • ToorDal:1 cup.
  • Onion:1(medium sized).
  • Garlic Pods:5-6.
  • Gongura(Mesta) leaves:1/2 cup.
  • Turmeric :2 pinch.
  • Tomato:1 (small sized).
  • Tamarind pulp:1 tsp.
  • Red chillies:2-3.
  • Green chillies:7-8(adjust to your spice level).
  • Salt:adjust to your taste.
  • Mustard and cumin seeds:1tsp.
  • oil:1 -2 tbsp.
  • Bay leaves:3-4.


  • Wash the dal and keep aside.
  • Cut the tomato,onion into  pieces.
  • Keep onion,3-4 garlic pods,tomato,Green chillies,Gongura leaves,turmeric and add required quantity of water to boil.
  • At last add tamarind pulp and salt and pressure cook upto 2-3 whistles.
  • Now remove the lid add coriander leaves and in low flame  let it boil for another 2-3 min.
  • Now remove the cooker from flame and remove excess water and mash it with the help of ladle.
  • Now add the excess water and give a nice stir.
  • Now lightly mash the remaing garlic pods.
  • Now heat the kadai and cracle mustard seeds and add jeera.
  • Now add Red chillies,lightly crashed garlic pods ,bay leaves  and fry until  the garlic pods lightly change the color.
  • Now add this to the mashed dal  and immediately close the lid so that the flavour remains like that.
  • At last give a nice stir.


  • Add less amount of tamarind because we are adding red sorrel leaves.


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