Tomato Pappu – Andhra Dal Recipe

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Tomato pappu is very simple and tasty Andhra pradesh dal recipe.

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Tomato pappu

 

Ingredients for Tomato Pappu Recipe:

  • 1 cup toor dal (kandhi pappu)
  • 1 finely chopped tomato
  • 1 finely sliced onion
  • 5-6 green chillies (or to taste), finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • small lemon size tamarind
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 8-10 fenugreek seeds
  • few curry leaves
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • salt- to taste
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Tomato pappu

Andhra Tomato Pappu Preparation:

  • Take a medium size vessel and add washed kandhi pappu (toor dal), onions, tomatoes, green chillies, tamarind (clean and wash) and turmeric powder with required quantity of water.
  • Cook till the dal becomes tender. (If you want you can do this in a pressure cooker also. 2 to 3 whistles are enough)
  • Switch off the stove and allow it to cool. Then mash the cooked dal and keep aside.
  • Take a separate pan and heat with 1 tbsp of oil for tadka.
  • Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida.
  • When they start to crackle add the cooked and mashed dal and mix gently.
  • Check the salt and cook on medium flame for further 4-5 mins.
  • Remove from heat. Now your easy and tasty tomato pappu (tomato toor dal tadka) is ready to serve.
  • Serve hot or warm with rice or rotis.