September 8, 2009

Pappu Pulusu/ Pappu Charu


Toor Dal - 1 small cup
Onion - 1 small
Drum Stick pieces - 4 or 5
Green Chilli - 3 or 4
Tamarind Juice - 1 cup
Curry Leaves - Few
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder
Whole Cloves - 1 or 2 (optional)
Ginger - Small Piece
Coriander leaves (optional)

For Tadaka:

Oil - 1 tbsp
Red Chilli - 2 or 3
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Whole garlic - 3 or 4 pods

Cook the toor dal with 1:2 ratio of dal and Water, mash it little bit and set aside.

Cut the onion into long thin slices, and set aside.

Take a vessel, add water, turmeric, drum sticks, onions, green chilli, few curry leaves, ginger, tamarind juice, salt, whole clove (optional) and cook for 5 min.

Now add Cooked dal, mix well cover with a lid and cook till onions and drumsticks are well cooked.

Now add Red Chilli Powder, Coriander leaves(Optional), cover with a lid and simmer for 5 min.
Take a pan, add Oil, when it is hot enough add red chilli, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, when they start crackle add garlic pods, curry leaves, hing and fry for 2 or 3 min.

Add this tadaka to the Vessel, mix well, Cover it with a lid and switch off the stove.

Serve hot with rice and vegetable fry.


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