How to make Dry Dal with Imli Leaves - Split green gram cooked with tamarind leaves.

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

Main Ingredients : Split Skinless Green Gram, Tamarind Leaves

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Dry Dal with Imli Leaves

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For more recipes related to Dry Dal with Imli Leaves checkout Moong Masoor ki Dal. You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Schezchow Kadhi, Sweet Corn Kadhi, Rasam Powder, Turichi Gode Varan.

Dry Dal with Imli Leaves Recipe Card

Dry Dal with Imli Leaves

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Dry Dal with Imli Leaves Recipe

  • Split Skinless Green Gram soaked 1 cup

  • Tamarind Leaves 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Onions 2 medium

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Asafoetida 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 6-7

  • Green chillies 2

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Cook split green gram with 1 cup water, salt and turmeric powder in a non-stick pan for 15-20 minutes or till done.

Step 2

Add tamarind leaves and mix well. Continue to cook for 5-7 minutes. Strain and set aside.

Step 3

Roughly chop onions.

Step 4

Heat oil in another non-stick pan, add asafoetida, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves and mix well. Add onions 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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