Tamarind Leaf Dal Recipe


Difficulty LevelMediumHealth IndexHealthy
MethodMain Ingredient


 Yellow moong dal300 Gram
 Tamarind leaves75 Gram (Tender)
 Onion1 , finely chopped
 Potato1 , finely chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
 Kashmiri chillies3 , ground
 Ground cumin1 Teaspoon
 Mustard seeds1 Teaspoon
 Sesame seeds1 Teaspoon
 Coriander seeds1 Teaspoon
 Chopped coriander leaves2 Tablespoon
 Green chillies2 , deseeded
 Turmeric powder1 Teaspoon
 Salt To Taste
 Sesame oil1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1546 Calories from Fat 240

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41.8%

Saturated Fat 3.8 g19%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 516.5 mg21.5%

Total Carbohydrates 249 g83%

Dietary Fiber 53.4 g213.5%

Sugars 19.4 g

Protein 87 g174.3%

Vitamin A 121.8% Vitamin C 293%

Calcium 85.8% Iron 95.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Wash the moong dal twice and place in a vessel along with 4 cups of water. Wash the potato cubes and add them to the dal along with the salt and turmeric powder.
Wash the tamarind leaves well and chop them finely and cook along with the dal on medium heat. Keep stirring the dal every few minutes so it does not stick to the bottom of the pan. Remove from heat once the dal is cooked. It should not take more than 15 to 20 minutes.
Cook the onion in 3 tablespoons of oil over a medium flame till pink and soft. Add the ground masala and cook over very low heat till it releases a good aroma. After 5 minutes, add the cooked dal and mix well with the masala and allow to simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
Serve hot with papads, mangoes pickled in brine and white rice.