October 17, 2011

Dondakaya Pappu ~ Spicy Ivy Gourd Dal

Ingredients :

Chopped Ivy gourd / Tindora : 1 cup
Toor Dal : 1/2 cup
Tomato : 1 big sized
Onion : 1 big sized
Green Chillies : 3
Dried Red chilli : 1
Garlic Cloves : 3
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal : 1/2 tsp
Chana Dal : 1/2 tsp
Tamarind : Gooseberry size ball
Turmeric Powder : 1/8 tsp
Hing : 1/8 tsp
Curry Leaves : 1 sprig
Salt to taste
Oil : 2 tsp

Method :

Put the toor dal, tindora, chopped tomato, chopped onion, tamarind, green chillies and a cup of water in a pressure cooker and cook till 3 whistles. Turn off the flame and wait until the pressure go off. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a vessel. Add the mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal and let them splutter. Add the garlic cloves, red chilli and curry leaves to it and fry for a few seconds. Now add the dal mixture, salt, red chilli powder and turmeric to it and cook for 2 minutes. Switch off the flame and serve hot with roti or steamed rice, dollop of ghee and some papads

You might also like to check these simple dal recipes:
    Other Names: Tindora Dal, Tondekai Thove, Donda kaaya Pappu.


    1. Love this preparation so Much Chandana

    2. simple and yummy dal. never cooked ivygourd in gravy interesting

    3. delicious curry adding tamarind paste will give a good flavour nice

    4. Nice n delicious Dal. Love the flavors.

    5. super likes..never tried or tasted this..

    6. Wish I could have it with rice now!

    7. Healthy, comforting dal :)
      Prathima Rao
      Prats Corner

    8. wow thats really a delicious recipe,luks yum...Love to have it with rasam.

    9. lovely combo, healthy and very comforting dal, love it..

    10. Really superb. Till now I used to prepare only dry curry using tindora. Now this recipe is also added.

      My Kitchen Experiments

    11. Yum, wonderful flavors! They sound delicious:)

    12. Comfort with steamed rice...delicious...

    13. Wow that bowl of kovaikai with dal looks yummy dear..thank for visiting my space..following u:) hope u will the same:D

    14. Looks good ! Simple and tasty too.


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