Chettinad Green Dal Curry



  • Fresh Greens – 2 cups (washed and chopped),
  • Toor dal – 1 cup,
  • Onion – 2 (Finely chopped),
  • Toamto – 1 (Finely chopped),
  • Red dry chilly – 2 ,
  • Asefeotida powder – 1/2 tsp,
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp,
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp,
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp,
  • Red chilly powder – 1 tsp (as per taste),
  • Grated coconut – 1/2 cup,
  • Salt – as per taste,
  • Oil – for frying.


  • Grind together grated coconut and 1/2 tsp cumin seeds in to fine paste.
  • Heat oil in pressure cooker, add the mustard seeds, remaining cumin seeds and saute till splatter.
  • Add the onions, dry chilly, asefeotida and saute till transparent.
  • Now add the tomatoes and saute for 2 mins. Add the dal and saute a min.
  • Put the greens, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, salt and saute. Add water till the greens sink and close the lid.
  • Put in high flame and cook for 2 whistles, simmer and cook for 1 whistle.
  • After done, open the lid and adjust the taste and add the coconut paste and boil for 2mins till the curry consistency.
  • Serve with hot with plain rice or chapathi
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