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Spinach Raw Tamarind Dal / Palak Chintakaya Pappu – Dal Recipes

Spinach Raw Tamarind Dal / Palak Chintakaya Pappu - Dal Recipes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Serving Size: 3


  • 1 small cup Toor Dal
  • 1 cups chopped Spinach/Pala kura
  • 5 - 6 Raw Tamarind/Pachi Chintakayalu
  • 2 Green Chillies chopped
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 pinch Turmeric Powder
  • 1 sp Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • For Popu :
  • 1/2 sp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 sp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Red Chilli crocked
  • 1 pinch Inguva
  • few Curry Leaves
  • 2 sp Oil


  1. Wash and chop chintakayalu into small pieces and keep aside, wash toor dal and add chopped spinach, green chillies, onion and set aside.
  2. Pressure cook chopped chintakayalu and toor dal mixture in two separate bowls, when done allow to cool completely. Then take extract from cooked chintakayalu and keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan add popu ingredients and fry, once done add curry leaves, raw tamarind extract and cook for a couple of mins. Now add cooked palak dal mixture, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and mix well, let it cook for 5-6 mins on medium flame.
  4. Now spinach raw tamarind dal/palak chintakaya pappu is ready, turn off the flame and transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot with rice or roti.

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