Moms Kitchen - Andhra Recipes

Moms Kitchen - Andhra Recipes

June 01, 2007

Tomato Pappu (Tomato Dal)

Its comfort food time at home these days and tomato dal is my first choice I'd opt for. I love this simple yet tasty flavor dish that goes well with chapati or steamed rice accompanied with potato fry. Here goes the recipe ....

What we need ....

Toor Dal (kandipappu) - 1 cup

Tomatoes - 6 (finely chopped)

Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Garlic - 4 cloves (crushed)

Chilly powder - 3/4 tsp

Coriander powder - 1 tsp

Green Chillies - 4 (slit lengthwise)

Tamarind pulp - 2 tbsps (thick pulp)

Oil - 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

For the popu/tadka

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Asofoetida powder - 1 tsp

Coriander leaves - 1 small bunch finely chopped for garnish


How to ...

1. Wash dal, add 3 cups of water, turmeric, 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds, 1 tsp of oil, and pressure cook till soft. Once cooked mash dal and set aside.

2. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a sauce pan. Add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds (1tsp), as they start spluttering add curry leaves, garlic, green chillies and asofoetida powder.

3. Lower the flame and add chopped tomatoes.


4. Cover and cook on medium heat till the tomatoes turn soft. Add chilly powder, salt, coriander powder and allow to cook for 2 mts.

5. Add mashed dal, tamarind pulp. Add water if the consistency of dal is thick. Cook for 4 mts on medium flame. Switch off.


6. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with steamed rice, a dollop of ghee accompanied with potato fry or papads.

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9 Comments:

At June 1, 2007 at 1:25 PM , Blogger Asha said...

Ultimate comfort food indeed.Looks great:)

 
At June 1, 2007 at 1:50 PM , Blogger Jyothi said...

This is my all time favorite dish. Step by step photos looks good. Thanks for sharing your version.

 
At June 2, 2007 at 4:25 PM , Blogger Aruna said...

Hi, Ur tomamto papu looks delicious :-)

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At July 11, 2007 at 6:40 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At July 11, 2007 at 8:56 AM , Blogger Sowjanya said...

Anonymous,

Thanks for bringing this to my notice. I appreciate that.

 
At August 7, 2007 at 7:41 PM , Blogger Sowjanya said...

Thanks Asha,Jyothi and Aruna.

 
At October 24, 2007 at 2:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please post some basic tips,list of must have ingredients .It would be very useful for people like me;who have just started to cook

deepan

 
At July 7, 2008 at 5:32 PM , Anonymous Pranitha said...

I am looking at your website for the first time.Looks very impressive.You have inspired me to cook.I will start trying bunch of recipes I really liked.Thanks

 
At July 8, 2008 at 7:08 PM , Blogger Sowjanya said...

Hi Pranitha,

Its good to hear I'm making someone to inspire to cook. lovely! Lemme know how they tasted. Feel free to mail me if you need any help any time.

 

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