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Chintha Chiguru Pappu (చింత చిగురు పప్పు, சிந்த சிகுறு பப்பு, ईमील की दाल)


Chintha chiguru pappu (చింత చిగురు పప్పు, சிந்த சிகுறு பப்பு, ईमील की दाल ) is seasonal dish and gives a different taste as it comes druing the summer time , it is prepared  as dal , with some veggies and some non veggies too, It has a  not much but soft sour tastes of tender tarmind leaves , which as gives structure to dal. It is rich in vitamins and minerals .

Regional Dish : Andhra Pradesh; Tamilnadu; some places in South India.

Cuisine Style :  Andhra  | Cooking  Time 30minutes | Take with Rice or dal  | Type dal | Shelf  Life : 1 day| Quantity : 10 Servings.

Appx. Nutritional values : calculated for 1 serving ( 1cup)

Calories (250 Kcals) , Carbohydrates (50 g) , Proteins(18g), Fat (10g)

Ingredients :

  • Grated chinta chiguru   1 cup
  • Lentils 2 cups
  • Green chilies   6(slit)
  • Salt to taste
  • Chilli powder as per taste
  • Oil  1 tsp
  • Cummin seeds 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds 1tsp
  • Garlic pods    6
  • Red chilis   2 (Halved)
  • A pinch of asefotida
  • A pinch turmeric powder
  • Coriander leaves and curry leaves


  1. Wash and  pressure cook lentils with green chilis , once done set aside.
  2. Heat oil in pan put all the ingredients of seasoning and fry 2-3 mins.
  3. Then add chintha chiguru and fry 3 mins.
  4. Add the cooked lentils and turmeric powder , chilli powder and salt,allow it to Cook for 10 minutes on a low flame.
  5. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves. and serve hot with rice and ghee or chapati.

Other variants / Cuisine Style : Chintha chiguru pappu with sesame seeds (chinta chiguru nuvvu pappu) 2. chinta chiguru pappu with moong dal.

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