Andhra Chintachiguru Pappu | How to make Chinta Chiguru Pappu

In English we call chinta chiguru as tamarind leaves. Tamarind leaves are used in ayurvedic medicines to treat gastric problems, digestion problems and heart diseases. It is also used in the preparation of eye drops. It is used as a blood purifier.

Ingredients to make Chintachiguru Pappu:

1 cup chinta chiguru (tender tamarind leaves)

1/2 cup pesara pappu or tur dal/red gram lentil/kandi pappu

1 small onion finely chopped

4-5 green chillis

A Pinch of turmeric powder

salt to taste

1 tsp oil

3/4 tsp mustard seeds

¾ tsp cumin seeds

5-6 garlic pods or pinch of asafoetida

2-3 dry red chillis

10-12 curry leaves
Andhra Chinta Chiguru Pappu

Chintachiguru Pappu Preparation Method:

Take a cup of yellow moong dal and wash it, now add enough water to it and add turmeric, green chillies and onions and leave it on a medium flame. It takes few minutes to boil.

Take chinta chiguru leaves and separate them from stem. Clean it and keep aside.

Take the leaves and crush with your hands, add the leaves to the boiled dal. Cover with the lid for few minutes till the leaves are fully boiled with dal.

Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves, garlic cloves and dried red chillies. Let them fry for a minute and add these to the boiled dal.

When you find that the chinta chiguru pappu is going to ready, then add salt and mix it well. Serve hot with rice, ghee, pickle and papad etc.
In the place of moong dal if you are using red gram then take half cup of red gram and cook it in a cooker with 2 glass of water and then add turmeric , green chillies and onion and then mash it. Now continue with the above method.

The other method is to fry the turmeric, onions and green chillies in oil for tempering and then you can add this to the dal and let them boil. Mix it well and add the crushed leaves and add some salt and let it cook till it is done.

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