Dal with green leaf

Tur dal cooked with green leaf vegetables is healthy and makestheideal south indian meal. It is popular  as “pappu” in Andhra while in Karnataka it is known as ” muddipalya” . Our meals seems to be highlighted by a variety of green leaves as spinach, methi  or many others which are abundantly avilable. This is the recipe of Karnataka.


  • tur dal 1 cup 
  • spinach  1 cluster
  • methi 1 cluster 
  • green chillies 4
  • oil 2 tbsp
  • mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • asafoetida a pinch
  • turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • tamarind  a lemon size
  • salt to taste
  • sambar powder 1 tsp



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a complete meal


Cook tur dal in pressure cooker. Cut the stalk of the green leaves and chop them finely. Put them in salt water for sometime. Heat oil in a kadai and make the seasoning with mustard, asafoetida, turmeric and green chillies. Add the green leaves and salt, mix and let cook for sometime. Then add the cooked dal and mix well. Let boil for sometime. Then, add the tamarind pulp  and sambar powder and allow to  simmer on low flame for five minutes. Serve with hot rice or jowar roti.


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