Ponnaganti/water amaranth and pesarapappu(moong dal) curry

Main Dish
4 servings
10 min
10 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Pesara papu 1/2 cup

Onion 1 chopped

Green chillies 2 slited

Turmeric powder 1/2 tablespoon

Red chilly powder 1/4 tablespoon

Salt to taste


Mustard seeds 1/4 tablespoon

Udad dal 1/4 tablespoon

Cumin seeds 1/4 tablespoon

Red chilly dry 1 broken into pcs

Curry leaves

Oil 2 tablespoons


  • Soak moong dal for 1 hour.
  • Pluck water amaranth leaves from the stems and wash thoroughly.
  • Chop them and soak in the water until use.
  • Heat oil and add all the tempering ingredients.
  • Add onions and green chillies.Saute till onions are fried.
  • Then add the leaves and soaked moong dal.
  • Add turmeric powder and salt and mix well.
  • Cover and cook until water dries.
  • Once the water is dried add the red chilly powder and saute for a while.
  • Serve as a side dish to rice.


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