Tuesday, 12 April 2016

kara pappu

Quick & comforting yummy recipe,which the whole  family enjoys.

It tastes even yummier when you accompany it with pachi pulusu.


Toor dal: 1 and half cup
1 small tomato 
1 small onion 
2 whole red chillies
3 garlic cloves (thinly sliced)
1 teaspoon  ginger garlic paste
1 table spoon red chilli powder 
1/2 table spoon turmeric
3 table spoons oil 
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 pinch asafoetida
1 table spoon coriander masala(dhaniya powder)
2 strands of curry leaves
Coriander leaves 1 fistful
Salt to taste
Water as per requirement


Firstly pressure cook toordal along with  some turmeric and water,wait for 2 whistles and switch off the flame.

Don't over cook dal,it should still retain its shape( not mushy),keep it aside.

Now take deep pan and add  oil and once oil is heated add sliced garlic and fry them until dark brown and add whole red chillies and fry them until dark brown too.

Now add mustard seeds,once they splutter add cumin seeds and asafoetida and later add all the curry
leaves and few coriander leaves.

Later add onions and add little salt to brown them quickly and add left over turmeric and ginger
garlic paste and cook for 2 - 3 minutes.

Now add chilli powder and left over salt and don't let it burn,after 2 - 3 seconds add chopped tomatoes and put the lid and cook until it's all mushy.

Once tomatoes are all mushy add pressure cooked dal and add water until you achieve desired consistency.

Later add coriander powder(dhaniya masala) and let it cook with a lid for 5 more minutes.

Finally switch off the flame and garnish with left over coriander leaves.

As with any dal it tastes delicious with ghee,but if you want to avoid ghee it also tastes better by itself
and or in combination with pachi pulusu.

Please see the pics below in making kara Pappu.

Have fun,please post your comments or experiences,thank you 😊😊

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