Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Channa Dal with Sorrel leaves | Gongura Senagappu Curry

I am back after a very long break nearly 4 months break from blogging Woah…. that’s a long break and the reason for it is my office work which was so hectic with one of my most critical task and could not get time to post any recipes. Finally I could wrap up my dreadful task and got some time for blogging….

Ooooo…….Finally :)

Gongura Chana Dal Curry is one of my desired curries which my mom used to prepare when we were kids. It is a simple curry with fewer ingredients, but relies on slow cooking for a yummy and delicious flavor.

The key process for this curry is not to overcook Chana dal and it should retain its shape. I bet everyone love its tangy flavor of gongura with onions and chana dal.


Gongura Leaves– 5 cups Riped and Washed
Chana dal – ¾ cup
Chopped Onion – 1 no medium
Green Chillies – 3 no slit length wise
Salt As Required
Red Chilli Powder as Required
Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp


Curry leaves – 4 to 5 no
Mustard seeds – 1/3 tsp
Jeera - ¼ tsp
Hing – a Pinch
Red chillies -  3 no
Oil – 1 tsp
Urad dal – ¼ tsp


  • Soak Chana dal in water for 1hr.
  • Take Sorrel leaves and boil them in very less water.
  • After leaves turn soft, mash them to smooth paste and keep them aside.
  • Take a vessel, add water and add soaked and washed chana dal , boil  dal for 10 mins.
  • Now add chopped onions, green chillies to the boiling dal and cook for 5 mins.
  • Add sorrel leaves boiled paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and boil for another 15-20 mins on medium flame till the mixture gets dal like consistency.

  • Now in a separate sauce pan add oil, when oil gets heated add curry leaves, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, urad dal and sauté them until they splutter.
  • Finally add hing and red chilli.
  • Now add this tampering to the above cooked gongura and chana dal mixture.
  • Yummy curry is ready and can be served with Hot rice and roti’s.


  1. what a coincidence, I made this yesterday and was ready to post it today, and u already did!!!! :)...looks yummy!!!!!!my mom used to make it too, I just made it for my b'day on behalf of her!!!!!

  2. I really want to prepare dishes with gongura leaves but it keep postponing..hmm love ur version

    Saraswathy Balakrishnan
    Taste of Saras Kitchen

  3. New to me.... thanks for sharing...

  4. wow healthy recipe,luks tempting...

  5. Glad to see you back Sravs..
    Nice recipe using gongura...
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  6. Yummy receipe....you have such a nice space...Happy to follow you...will be glad if you follow back...:)

  7. Glad to see you back Srav, fingerlicking dal,irresistible and invitign.

  8. tempting and delicious..welcome back dear!!!

  9. I'm new to this curry. And I swear I haven't even seen what original Gongura Leaves actually look like. I only remember my Dad & I being fond of the Gongura Pickle (of Priya's or Mother's Kitchen brand I think?).

  10. Missed u, welcome back, would love to try out this combo..

  11. Very tasty ..wish I could get gongura here..

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