Tamarind Leaves Dal

Tamarind leaves lend their sourness and special flavour to this mixed dal preparation. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Tamarind Leaves Dal
Main Ingredients Tamarind Leaves, Split Pigeon Pea
Cuisine Indian
Course Dals and Kadhis
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Tangy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Tamarind Leaves Dal

  • 1/4 cup Tamarind Leaves
  • 1/2 cup Split Pigeon Pea soaked
  • 1/2 cup Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) soaked
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 10-12 Curry leaves
  • 3 Green chillies
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder


  1. Roughly chop onion.
    Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves and onion and saute for 2 minutes.
    Add tuvar dal and moong dal and mix.
  3. Slit green chillies and add.
    Add salt and turmeric powder and mix.
  4. Add 2 cups water and tamarind leaves and mix.
    Cover the cooker with the lid and cook under pressure till 3 whistles are given out.
  5. Let it remain in the cooker for 10 minutes.
    Open the lid and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 452 kcal
Carbohydrates 29.8 gm
Protein 9.5 gm
Fat 31.2 gm