How to make Dry Dal with Imli Leaves-Cook Smart -

Split green gram cooked with tamarind leaves

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal), Tamarind leaves (imli ke patte)

Cuisine : South Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Dry Dal with Imli Leaves-Cook Smart

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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Dry Dal with Imli Leaves-Cook Smart Recipe

  • Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal) soaked 1 cup

  • Tamarind leaves (imli ke patte) 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Medium onion 1

  • Asafoetida (hing) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 10-15

  • Green chillies 2

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Cook split green gram with 2 cups water, salt and turmeric powder in a non-stick pan for 7-8 minutes or till half done.

Step 2

Add tamarind leaves and mix well. Continue to cook for 3-4 minutes or till the gram is just done. Strain and set aside.

Step 3

Heat oil in another non-stick pan. Roughly chop onion.

Step 4

Add asafoetida, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves and mix well. Add onion and sauté for a minute. Slit green chillies and add to the pan. Add red chilli powder and mix well.

Step 5

Add green gram-tamarind leaves mixture and mix well.

Step 6

Add ginger-garlic paste and mix well. Cook for 5 minutes on medium heat.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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