Sorrel Spinach Dal - Pappu Chukka Kura

One green leafy vegetable should be consumed daily in our meal by one way or the other as they contain iron, magnesium and other minerals that are essentially required for our body.
Normally Dal curries are made in combination with green leaves like Spinach, Amaranth leaves,sorrel leaves, fenugreek leaves etc. For sour conscious people, Sorrel spinach will be a good choice to prepare with dal as it contains Vitamin C, rich in Oxalic acid as well as magnesium,iron and other minerals. It also helps in prevention of  cancer, hypertension,diabetes etc.It also helps in controlling hair loss.Sorrel leaf toor dal is a famous recipe in south india which will be delicious and can be eaten with rice or roti. Here is the procedure for preparation of Sorrel leaf toor dal recipe. 

Ingredients :

Toor dal (kandi pappu) : 1 cup
Sorrel leaves : 2 bunch
Tomato : 2 (cut into medium size pieces)
Turmeric powder : 1 tea spoon
Green chillies : 2 (sliced)
Onion : 1(chopped)
Curry masala powder : 1 tea spoon

For tampering :

Mustard seeds : 1 tea spoon
Cumin seeds : 1 tea spoon
Curry leaves : few
Red chillies : 2
Garlic pods : 6
Salt to taste
Oil : 4 tea spoons

Method :

Wash and cut the sorrel spinach into small pieces.
Pressure cook toor dal, sorrel spinach, onion , green chillies, tomatoes up to 3 to 4 whistles and set aside.
Heat oil in a pan add garlic pods, red chillies, curry leaves, mustard seeds, cumin seeds fry till mustard starts splitting add dal, curry masala , turmeric powder and mix well.
Let it cook for 5 to 6 minutes on low flame.
Sorrel spinach dal is ready to serve.
Serve hot with Rice.


  1. A healthy & tasty dish.. Looks yum !

  2. Healthy and delicious, comforting Dal!

  3. yumm we love khatta palak....adds so much flavor to this dal it will taste delicious :-)

  4. healthy pappu love to hv with hot rice...


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