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Green Sorrel Dal -- Chukkakura Pappu -- How to make Chukkakura Pappu

April 09 2015
By Sailaja Angara
Chukkakura Pappu
Chukkakura is a leafy vegetable, it is cultivated mainly in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in India. It has sour taste and has its own flavour. This leafy vegetable is available through out the year. It is a no onion no garlic recipe. Serve it with rice along with Curd Chillies
Preparation Time: 10 mins 
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Recipe Category: Side Dish
Recipe Cuisine: Andhra 
Serves: 4 people


  • 1 and 1/2 cup Split Green Gram 
  • 3 cups Green Sorrel/Chukka Kura
  • 3 to 5 Green Chillies
  • 4 to 5 Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Asafoetida
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Red Chilli


  1. Pressure cook split green gram for about two to three whistles. Mash it and keep it aside.
  2. Chop chukka kura and slit green chillies.
  3. Wash thoroughly chukka kura. 
  4. In a thick bottom vessel add a spoon of oil, add chukka kura and slit green chillies. Stir well.
    Chukkakura Pappu
  5. Let the vegetable changes its colour and texture. 
  6. No need to add any water till such time, vegetable itself releases some water to cook. 
  7. The color and texture of the vegetables completely changed means its cooked fully. 
  8. Add salt, turmeric powder and mix well. Allow this to cook for five more minutes.
    Chukkakura Pappu
  9. Add mashed dal and mix well. 
    Chukkakura Pappu
  10. Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and red chilli. 
  11. When they start spluttering add this tempering to the above cooked dal. Mix well.
  12. Serve hot chukka kura pappu with rice. 
    Chukkakura Pappu

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