Chintakai pappu/ raw tamrind dal

Its Summer and am here with with tasty and tangy dal called chintakai pappu. Which means Raw tamrind dal. We use tamrind tree leaves also for making dal which is called chinta chiguru pappu. Have made raw tamrind dal and here goes the recipe.

We need:

Raw tamrind 4 to 5
Toor dal 1/2 cup
Green chillies 2
Curry leaves 4
Cumin seeds 1/2 sp
Mustard seeds 1/2 sp
Udad dal 1 sp
Red chilli 1
Oil 2 sps
Salt to taste
Haldi pinch


Wash the raw tamrind and dal and cook them in presser cooker both individually adding some water.

Once done cool the tamrind and remove the pulp or juice from it.

Now add this to cooked dal and some water too.

Add salt and haldi bring it to boil and switch off stove.

Now make a tempering for the Dal.

In a pan heat oil and add cumin, mustard, curry leaves, udad dal and red chilli.

Add this to dal and serve with rice or roti

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