Jun 2, 2009

KALAGALUPU KURA PAPPU (MIXED GREENS DAL)

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Green leaf vegetables are typically low in calories, low in fat and very rich in proteins and also high in dietary fiber, Iron and calcium, vitamin c and folic acid. In Indian cuisine we use most of the leaf vegetables as stir fries or Saag. In Andhra we make delicious curries with green leaf vegetables and pulses, we call this curry as Akukura pappu. I my childhood my grand mother use to make Akukura pappu with 2 or more leaf vegetables with toor dal or moong dale and also some time she mix raw tamarind (chintakayalu) or raw mango instead of tomato in this and that taste really heaven with hot steamed rice and any vegetable stir fry (especially potato or guthi vankaya kura) and vadiyalu (sun dried rice crackers) ooohhh. And here is the recipe hope you all like this.......
INGREDIENTS:----
Toor dal --- 1 cup
Spinach --- 1/2 cup (palakura)
Fenugreek leaves --- 1/4 cup (menthi Kura)
Purslane - 1/4 cup (gangavayala Kura)
Amaranth leaves --- 1/2 cups chopped (totakura)
Sorrel leaves – 1/4 cup (gongura) (if you didn't get any of them just leave that and mix other leaves but at least you have to mix 3 leaf vegetables)
Green chilies --- 4 cut in to small pieces
Onion --- 1 medium chopped
Raw mango – 1 medium peeled and chopped
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tea sp
Red chili powder – 1 tea sp
Salt to taste
Oil – 3 tab sp
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tea sp
Urad dal – 1 tea sp
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tea spRed chilies – 2 broken

Red chilies – 2 broken
Garlic – 4 cloves crushed
Curry leaves -- 1 spring



METHOD:----
1. Wash and soak dal for 10 min. to 1/2 an hour and add 1 cup of water and cook toor dal till half done then add chopped onion, green chilies and all leaf vegetables, chopped mango, salt to taste, turmeric powder then cover with a lid and cook in a very low flame till done.
2. If you are using a pressure cooker then mix all leaf vegetables and onion, green chilies, mango pieces to dal add salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder and cook for 2 whistles. Remove cool and open
3. Then mash the dale and leaf vegetable mixture with an aloo masher or pappuguthi (what we use for mash dal a wooden masher).
4. Mash well to combine dal and leaf vegetables.
5. Now heat oil in a fry pan add mustard seeds and let them pop up then add urad dal, crushed garlic, cumin seeds, broken red chilies, curry leaves and fry for a sec.

6. Then add this tempering to dal and leaf vegetable mixture mix well.
Serve hot with steamed rice or roti

21 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Nutritious and yum....Never had this gaint combo recipe.....Looks yum.....Nutritious and protein pack....

SAILAJA said...

mixed greens looks interesting

Parita said...

Thats one very healthy and delicious looking dal

Pooja said...

Missing this curry rekha.....yummmmy..healthy for growing kids..you can send this cfk:leafy greens.http://cooks-hideout.blogspot.com/2009/05/annoncing-cooking-for-kids-leafy-greens.html

Suparna said...

OMG!!! tha's a health packed dish. wonderful! seems interesting too

Nandini said...

WOW! Mixed greens,very healthy and Looks interesting!:)

Priti said...

I just love this pappu...lovely pic gal

Poornima Nair said...

A wonderful healthy dish....looks delicious.

nora@ffr said...

yummm!! i love dhal curry.. look delish and healthy..

Prathibha said...

That looks really yummy..Amma prepares this taking a mix of greens..

anudivya said...

Is that rice in the background? Those little balls? So cute!
The chapathi looks very soft and delicious too!
Sorry, my eyes just went to the background first... the dal dish sounds just as delicious.

rekhas kitchen said...

Thank s to every one
Yes Anu they are rice balls in the background

Priya said...

Wow wat a healthy dish with those varieties of greens together...Yummy..wish i could have rite now those rice balls:)

Varunavi said...

Hmmmmmmmmm rekha,delicious and healthy.Can't take my eyes from the annam muda :)

ARUNA said...

this dish looks awesome Rekha!

Lisa said...

I can imagine those mixed greens went really well with the gritty toor dal. Thanks for another fantastic Indian creation!

Lavanya said...

my mom used to make this...healthy dal rekha..you are tempting with all your traditional recipes :)

Kalyani said...

Dal looks delicious & yummy ...........

DEESHA said...

delicious Dal ... I'd love this with rotis

Valarmathi said...

Mixed greens, then its very healthy. Looks yummy. I liked the rice balls u kept behind dal. Looks lovely.

Curry Leaf said...

Wow,never tried greens together like this.Amazingly healthy.