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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Akukura (Green Leaves) Pappu:

Ingredients:
  1. Kandi bedalu (Bengal gram daal) (100grms)
  2. Any Green leaves (like Palak, Spinach, Methi etc)(1/2 bundle)
  3. Green chillies (6 or 7)
  4. Tomato(2)
  5. Tamarind (little 1 inch)
  6. Dry red chillies (1 or 2)
  7. Garlic (2/3 flakes)
  8. Mustered seeds (1/2 tbl spoon)
  9. Jeera (1/2 tbl spoon)
  10. Onion (1)
  11. Asafoetida (1 pinch)

Procedure:

  1. Wash daal and green leaves twice neatly.
  2. Add green leaves, tomato, green chillies, half of the onion, and one glass of water to daal.
  3. Put in pressure cooker for 3 vizzles.
  4. After the pressure has come down, add salt, smash the daal, add tamarind juice, season it and keep it on flame for 5 minutes.

For seasoning:

  1. Take one tea spoon of oil in kadai and heat.
  2. Add asafetida, mustered seeds, jeera, dry red chillies, garlic, and onion. Fry till golden brown color.
  3. Add the smashed daal to the seasoning.

Tip: You can use unripe tomato also for daal.

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