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Friday, May 11, 2012

Chinta Chiguru Pappu (Tender tamarind leaves and dal

Simple and comfort food.As i mentioned before that chinta chiguru (tender tamarind leaves) i got it from weekly market and i made this dal.Here goes the recipe:-


Tur dal 1 cup
Onions 1
Green chillies 4
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Oil 1 tbsp

Pressure cook all the above and keep aside until use.

Chinta chiguru 1 cup
Onions 1

For seasoning

Rai 1/4tsp
Zeera  1/4tsp
Hing a pinch
Red chillies 2
Curry leaves few
Garlic 1 crushed
Oil 2 tbsp

Take oil in a pan.Add all the seasoning and once they are fried add onions and saute till onion change colour.Then add chinta chiguru leaves.Add salt and cover the pan for 5-6 minutes.

Add cooked and mashed dal to the leaves.Mix well.If the dal is watery cook for few more minutes until the reduced thickness is achieved.

Serve hot with rice and a side dish.


  1. yum, just the mention of chinta chiguru is making me salivate.

  2. Wow.. tamarind leaves... forgotten ingredient... I love that..
    Serve It - Preserved

  3. Very interesting that you are using tamarind leaves.

  4. Chinta chiguru?? Can you please tell me what is it called other language, I am not able to recognise it. Looks like a wonderful dal and rice combo.

    I blog @ www.manidipa-kitchen.blogspot.com

    1. I don't know what it is called in other languages but it is just a tender leaves of tamarind tree.


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