Saturday, 6 September 2014

Dondakaya Shanagapappu Kura / Tindora Channa Dal Curry

Dondakaya Shanagapappu Kura / Tindora Channa Dal Curry is one of the famous dish in Andhra Pradesh and its one of those amazing and tasty dishes that would truly refresh your palates and ask for more.

Ingredients for Dondakaya Shanagapappu Kura / Tindora Channa Dal Curry :

½ kg Tindora / Dondakaya / Tondekayi 
½ Cup Channadal
1 no finely Chopped Onion      
2 small finely Chopped Tomatoes
1 string Curry Leaves
2 nos Whole Red Chilli
½ tsp Mustard Seeds
½ tsp Cumin Seeds        
1 Pinch Hing
3 Cloves Crushed Garlic
1 Pinch Turmeric
¾ tsp Chilli Pdr
¼ tsp Garam Masala Pdr(optional)
3 tbsp Olive Oil
Salt To Taste
Coriander Leaves to garnish

To prepare Dondakaya Shanagapappu Kura / Tindora Channa Dal Curry :

1. First take the Channa dal (preferably 1/2hr soaked one) and boil it with enough water. The Channa dal should be cooked but not mashy.
2. Put oil in the pan and once heated add mustard seeds. When the seeds crackle add cumin seeds and whole red chillies. Add the crushed garlic and saute for few seconds, then add the onions, curry leaves, hing and turmeric and little salt.
3. When the onions are slightly cooked add the tomatoes, red chillie pdr, corianderpdr mix well and add the tindoras and required amount of water and salt to it.
4. Cover the pan and let it cook till the tindoras are cooked (here u can add pressure cooked tindura to fasten the cooking process).  When cooked add the cooked Channa dal with its water. Add pinch of fennel powder and the garam masala. Let it cook for another 10 to 15 mins till everything is cooked.
5. Tindora dal is ready to serve. Garnish with Coriander Leaves and serve it hot with rice / chapati

Health Benefits of Tindora / Dondakaya / Tondekayi :

Tindora / Dondakaya / Tondekayi - Contains a fabulous mix of complex carbohydrates, fiber, and a vast array of B vitamins and minerals. It is quite a valuable source of nutrients.

Health benefits of Channadal :

1. Channadal is great hunger controllers and they are rich in fiber and proteins.
2. Channadal reduce risk of heart disease as they reduce cholesterol.
3. Channadal also have good amount of iron which boost energy and good amount of calcium which is good for bones.
4. We all know that Channadal / basan floor is ideal for skin and hair.

So try this recipe and write back to us…We love to hear from you.

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