How to make Tamarind Leaves Dal -

Tamarind leaves lend their sourness and special flavour to this mixed dal preparation.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Tamarind Leaves, Split Pigeon Pea

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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Tamarind Leaves Dal

Tamarind Leaves Dal Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Tamarind Leaves Dal Recipe

  • Tamarind Leaves 1/4 cup

  • Split Pigeon Pea soaked 1/2 cup

  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) soaked 1/2 cup

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 10-12

  • Green chillies 3

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Roughly chop onion. Heat oil in a pressure cooker.

Step 2

Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves and onion and saute for 2 minutes. Add tuvar dal and moong dal and mix.

Step 3

Slit green chillies and add. Add salt and turmeric powder and mix.

Step 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.

Step 5

Let it remain in the cooker for 10 minutes. Open the lid and serve hot.

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