Sep 29, 2008


Chintachiguru pappu:--Tour dal – 1 cup
Chintachiguru --- 11/2 cup (tender tamarind leaves, we use them when they are very young)
Small onion – 1 chopped
Green chills – 4-5
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tea sp
Red chili powder – 1/2 tea sp(according to your taste )
Salt to taste
Oil – 1 tab sp
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tea sp
urad dal -- 1 tea sp
cumin seeds – 1/2 tea sp
garlic cloves – 4 crushed
curry leaves a few
soak tour dal for 10 min. then cook till soft and add chopped onion, green chilies, tamarind leaves and let it cook till tamarind leaves are cooked properly(it will take 15 -20 min) then add salt to taste, turmeric powder, red chili powder mix well and cook 5 more min. remove from heat and mash well
now heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds let it popup then add urad dale, cuminseeds, garlic and curry leaves and add this to dal
mix well and serve hot with rice and aavakai


ST said...

U are making me carve rekha....Love chintachiguru paapu....Missing it here ..looks yumm

Purva Desai said...

This dal looks really comfort food with rice...
Thanks for sharing..

Shreya said...

hi, i have never had tamarind leaves in a curry. Looks amazing. Wish I could try it.:-) Love the curry leaves powder.

Unknown said...

Wow.. nice entry... looks delicious.. new for me... thxs for sharing/..

U have something in my blog...

Uma said...

mmmm. chintachiguru pappu! Noru vuruthondi. I am thinking of planting tamarind seeds (actually I got this idea from Meera of Enjoy Indian food) and getting chintachiguru from it. Let me see!

Sujatha said...

that dal looks delicious! I've never had this, and recently saw the recipe in another blog too.. I wish we get the tamarind leaves here too..

Jaishree Iyer said...

Dal looks delicious and really comfort food with rice...nice entry..

Indian Khana said...

Dal looks delicious and simple Deesha..Pics are cool too..

Sum Raj said...

wht a special dish...looks yum..