Bachali Kura Pappu ~ Malabar Spinach Dal

Bachala kura Pappu is a high protein, vegan, heart warming dish loaded with nutritious greens – Malabar spinach or Indian Spinach. These protein-rich, vibrant green, glossy leaves are thick with a spongy texture and when cut they ooze a slimy juice similar to okra. We usually cook them with masoor or tur dal or with yam (kanda bachali) and as mustard powder based stew (ava pettina pulusu).

Pappu Tomato – Andhra Tomato Dal

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.

Dosakaya Pappu

Our family friends sent us few yellow cucumbers aka dosakaya grown in their farm. Decided to put them to good use by pickling 2 large cucumbers while a small sized cucumber made itself available for a wonderful pappu kura.

Mamidikaya Pappu ~ Mango Dal

Mamidikaya pappu aka Mango dal is Andhra’s treasured classic pappu kura (dal). The recipe featured is a family favorite and its as simple as it can possibly be. Mango and tuvar dal are a magical combination. They are lovely on their own, but together, they are a match made in heaven. The tang of the […]

Masoor Dal

Masoor Dal Masoor dal is not a regular lentil in my kitchen but when I do prepare it, this dal is much loved and relished by all at home. A versatile dal that each time I prepare its a variation from the one prepared earlier. The recipe featured today is a vibrant colored dal finished […]

Nimmakaya Pappu ~ Lemon Dal

A very special dal with minimal ingredients is Nimmakaya Pappu. Cooked with either tur dal or yellow moong dal, its a winner of a recipe. The lemon lends a tangy taste to the earthiness of the dal and the spice of green chillis balance out the flavors. A classic, down-to-earth comforting Andhra recipe.

Palakura Pappu – Spinach Dal

Palakura pappu, potato-beans stir fry, bottle gourd pachadi with rice ~ Our lunch Palakura pappu is a delicious heartening dal using spinach greens – a classic Andhra pappu kura. Its full of protein, nutritious and you will enjoy preparing it because its easy, quick and your kitchen will be filled with an aromatic fresh flavor […]