Monday, August 6, 2007

Gongura Dal

Learnt From: My Husband

Serving for:

This dal is to serve for 4-6 people.


Fresh Gongura Leaves --- 1 bunch
Dal --- ½ cup
Water --- 1 ½ cup
Onion --- 1/4th of big one --- Chopped
Green chilies --- 3 medium size ---Chopped
Turmeric powder --- a pinch
Red chilly powder --- ½ tsp (Optional)
Salt --- to taste

For Seasoning:

Oil --- 1 tblsn
Garlic --- 3 cloves (chopped)
Urad dal --- 1 tsp
Mustard seeds ---1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds --- 1/2 tsp
Hing --- a pinch (Optional)
Red chilly --- 1 chopped
Curry leaves --- 5-6 leaves


Clean dal in pressure cooker.
Add 3 times of water to the dal.
Add a pinch of turmeric power.
Add chopped green chilies and onions.
Add cleaned gongura leaves.
Keep the pressure cooker on Medium-High flame for 10 whistles.
Wait till the pressure goes off.
Remove the lid of the pressure cooker … stir and press the stuff with a ladle.
Heat oil in pan.
Add and toast seasoning one by one like … chopped garlic, urad dal, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chilly, & curry leaves.
Again heat the pressure cooker without lid this time.
Add half a spoon of red chilly powder. If you add red chilly powder again cook for a while without keeping lid. (This step is optional.)
Transfer the spicy gongura dal to a serving bowl.
Turn off the heat and add seasoning to the dal and mix uniformly.


1) If you have Cooker Vessels you can cook dal and rest of the things separately. Then you can keep it for 3 whistles.

I dont have cooker vessels ... So, I cook all together.

2) If it is Pulla Gongura dont add tamarind to it. I think in US only tht is available. If it is white gongura you need to add tamarind to it.

1 comment:

  1. Hey..
    I was searching for dis recipe from so many days.. thank you.. i vil surely try dis gongura dal..


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