Bachali Pappu / kodi Pasalai Keerai Paruppu/ Climbing(vine or creeping or Malabar) Spinach Dhal/ Basale Soppina Bele


Have already posted a recipe using these leaves here. I am now posting an other recipe that goes well with rice. This can served with some fryums/papads and tastes great with rice and ghee.

Tuvar/ Toor dhal – ¾ cup
Climbing spinach – 2 cups ( washed and roughly chopped)
Pear onions – few or red onion – 1
Tomato – 1
Green chillies – 2
Garlic flakes – 6
Ginger – 1 inch
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Red chillies – 2 or 3 broken into half
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Salt as needed
Mustard seeds and urad dhal – 1 tsp
Oil – 1 tbsp

Wash the dhal and take in a pressure cooker container. Add a drop of oil, turmeric powder , chopped tomato, green chillies, 2 or 3 garlic, roughly chopped spinach and enough water to immerse and pressure cook for 2 – 3 whistles. When done remove and mash very lightly. Just a churn.

Heat oil and add mustard seeds and urad dhal, curry leaves, broken red chillies and wait for few seconds. Next add crushed garlic and ginger and sauté for a minute, then add chopped onions and fry till brown. Next pour the cooked dhal and allow it to boil and bubble up. Add salt and mix well.

(Note :- Can skip using tomatoes and add tamarind paste in the end, when it is boiling)
In the end can add 1 or 2 drops of lime juice and mix.

12 comments/Reactions:

abraham said...

simply love this........

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Comforting dal...Looks yum..

Rekha shoban said...

hi padma, how r u? healthy dish!

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Evergreen "Green" dish :)

Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy and delicious dal

Unknown said...

Healthy & yummy dal..

Aarthi said...

WOW..I love this..Thanks for posting it Dear..


Kalyani said...

looks delicious ......

பனிமலர் said...


2nd picture looks good....

Good luck.

Padma said...

Thank u :)

Unknown said...

Very good dish I really like this!

Unknown said...

Very good dish!

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