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Pappu Tomato – Andhra Tomato Dal

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Tomato Pappu mixed with a dollop of ghee and rice with Mango Avakai is a dearly loved combination and an integral part of everyday Andhra vegetarian food culture. Simple, earthy, soulful food! Tur dal aka Kandi Pappu with tomato is a winning combination and the addition of fresh coriander adds a perfect touch.

Tomato Pappu Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 30 mts

Serves 4-5 persons

Cuisine: Andhra

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Ingredients:

1 cup tur dal (kandi pappu) pressure cook until soft and mash lightly

1 onion finely chopped

2 large tomatoes, finely chopped

3-4 green chillis slit length wise

1″ ginger, finely chopped

1/4 tsp turmeric pwd

For tempering/poppu/tadka:

1 tbsp oil

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

3-4 dried red chillis (tear into pieces)

5-6 garlic flakes crushed OR 1/4 tsp asafoetida/hing/inguva

10-12 curry leaves

1 Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, add mustard seeds, let them pop, add the cumin seeds, garlic, red chillis, and curry leaves and saute for few secs. Add the chopped onions, green chilies and ginger and sauté till onions turn slightly pink.
2 Add the chopped tomatoes and stir fry for 4-5 mts. Add the turmeric pwd and salt and combine.
3 Add the cooked and mashed dal to the onion-tomato mixture. Add 1 cup water and cook for another 10 mts on low-medium heat. Garnish with coriander leaves.
4 Serve with white rice or hot rotis.

Note:

Alternately, you can separately pressure cook onions, ginger and green chillis with tur dal and follow rest of the procedure.

Pappu Tomato – Andhra Tomato Dal Recipe

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Yield: 4
Main Ingredients: tur dal tomato

Tomato Pappu mixed with a dollop of ghee and rice with Mango Avakai is a dearly loved combination and an integral part of everyday Andhra food culture. Simple, earthy, soulful food! Tur dal aka Kandi Pappu with tomato is a winning combination and the addition of fresh coriander brings a perfect touch.

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By • Oct 23rd, 2010 • Category: All Recipes, Andhra Recipes, Indian Dal Recipes, Indian Lentil Recipes, Indian Vegan Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Recipes, Recipes Vegetable Dishes

  • http://zaiqa.net Mona

    Perfect! Who wouldn’t love this soulful dal.

  • http://www.asankhana.blogspot.com notyet100

    perfect with rice,thnks for the recipe

  • http://myworld-kitchen.blogspot.com kanthi

    Tomato pappu chala bavundhi sailu garu.

  • http://paaka-shaale.blogspot.com Nishi

    This is my favourite as well. Loved the click :)

  • Sudha Balaji

    Simple and Quick dal Sailu garu…
    Sailu garu can you post "KAKINADA KAJALU"? My husband like KAJALU a lot….but i dont know how to make?

    Thanks,
    Sudha Balaji

  • akila

    lovely tomato pappu…

  • Sudhaalatha

    Very Nice. I will definitely try. I use tamarind pulp also. Is it not required in this version?

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      I usually do not add tamarind. If the tomatoes are too sweet, I’d add a tbsp of tamarind paste.

  • http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com Priya

    Fingerlicking tomato pappu..

  • http://madteaparty.wordpress.com Anita

    This dal is the reason behind all our visits to Andhra Bhavan!

  • bhanu

    sailu garu,pappu is very tasty.

  • http://banaraskakhana.blogspot.com/ sangeeta

    We love this daal . I clicked to this as i wanted to see andhra touch in it …it’s like our punjabi peeli daal just our daal is devoid of mustard seeds n curry patta , bay leaf is used instead . And we do not mash the daal that’s it.

  • http://shriannalakshmi.blogspot.com Shriannalakshmi

    Dal looks simple and colourful.I’ll try definitely try this.

  • kusuma

    nice pappu.i also do this

  • kusuma

    sailu,
    can i have recipes for akukuralato kuralu?

  • http://yahoo bhavani

    sir/madam curry leaves are not available sometimes in super markets. then what to do? i cant store curry leaves in fridge for very long time. any other substitute available? like curry leaves in powder form??

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      You can dry them in the shade for a few days. Store in refrigerator and use.

    • subhadra

      better way to store curry leaves is put tissue paper at the bottom of an air tight container & store curry leaves in it. store that containder in fridge.i usually do this process for all leafy items like corriander,pudina and even for ginger(i store cut pieces).by using this method they stay fresh upto 2-3 weeks.

    • subhadra

      better way to store curry leaves is put tissue paper at the bottom of an air tight container & store curry leaves in it. store that containder in fridge.i usually do this process for all leafy items like corriander,pudina and even for ginger(i store cut pieces).by using this method they stay fresh upto 2-3 weeks.

    • rachna

      Dear Bhavani, my mom told me this wonderful secret of storing fresh leaves for a month.
      Take a clean glass jar with a tight lid. Store curry leaves in this jar and keep in fridge. Any time you use it, it would as fresh as u bought it:)

  • Phani

    Quick Tip: If you add some finely chopped ginger and some chopped onions in the dal and boil it, it leaves an excellent aroma.

  • Phani

    Quick Tip: If you add some finely chopped ginger and some chopped onions in the dal and then boil it, it leaves an excellent aroma.

  • Sirisha

    I haven’t made this in a while, and the picture you have here is too tempting that I had to make it like now!

    My mother’s version had both garlic and hing, minus the ginger.
    My tomatoes weren’t tangy enough today, and my dal could have been tastier.

  • navya

    superb, thank u so much, indirectly u r helping me a lot

  • Kiran

    Thanks for the simple recipe

  • prathyusha

    very nice recipe…i tried it n came out well