Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Simply Dhal (Andhra Style Pappu)

I tried this simple andhra stlye pappu (Paruppu) for rice and i liked it. It is an easy recipe and time consuming too..Just escaping from same old Sambars, Rasams and kootus this one is a must try..


Toor Dal (Thuvaram paruppu)- 1cup
(Optional )Any vegetable (i use because to make it more nutritious)- 1 cup
Tomato - 2
Garlic- 4cloves
Tamarind paste- 1tbsp
Chilli Powder- 1tbsp
Green Chillies- 2nos.
Turmeric powder- a small pinch
Cumin seeds (jeera)- 1tsp
Urad dal- 1tsp
Coriander- chopped finely
Salt- to taste

How to make:

1)Wash dal, to it add cut tomatoes, slit green chillies, crushed garlic pods and vegetables.
2) Add water, tamarind paste, cumin seeds, chilli powder, turmeric powder and pressure cook until dal is done.
3) Mash them well and in a pan with 1tbsp ghee, temper mustard seeds, cumin seeds and urad dal.
4) Pour this mashed dal to the temper and garnish with chopped fresh coriander.


  1. really very simple dal and easy...perfect with rice!!nice presentation!!

  2. Thanks Rekha. Need to sit for posting more recipes amidst of Akshara's naugtiness.

  3. Comforting and to have it with some hot steamed rice and papad :)..yummy click n presentation!
    Hey Shobhna..first time to your wonderful collection you have..will be here often :)
    do drop by my space sometime.

    US Masala

  4. Hi aipi

    thanks a lot for your comments...will sure check follow me for more recipes...


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