Monday, May 22, 2006

Tomato Pappu & Vangaya Pappu


Lentil /Dal/Parippu/Pappulu/Belai has always been an integral part of Indian cuisine.North and South India unanimously agree on this protein rich ingredient. Tarka Dal, Sambar, Parippu usili,Parippu curry,Mudha pappu, Belai saru,Parippu erissery,Dal fry, lentil soup,Tomato pappu, Aakkukoora pappu,Gongura pappu,....does the list stop anywhere??!!...That's the beauty of it...You can try innumerable variations with it...

Tomato pappu is a very common curry prepared in most of the Telugu kitchens.Other regions may offer the same perhaps in another name. Keralite's 'Thakkaliyum parippum', for instance, has here only one difference...the coconut paste and the coconut oil, the signature ingredients of Malayalis!!


Tuvar dal-100g
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
garlic-6 pods
Tomato-2-large-cut into pieces
Green chilli-4-pounded( You may adjust according to your taste)
Mustard seed-1/2tsp
Cumin seed -1/2 tsp
Dry red chilli-2
curry leaves-2 sprig
Water+ salt-as required

Pressure cook the cleaned dal with turmeric powder and chillies for 5 minutes.Mash the dal well. Add tomatoes . Then again cook it for another 3 minutes or till dal and tomato is well cooked. Add salt(dont add it before dal is cooked) and mix the whole thing well with a wooden ladle. Now in a small wok prepare the seasoning. Heat ghee, add mustard seed,cumin seed, dry red chilli(broken into pieces),Garlic flakes and curry leaves. Saute it till garlic changes colour. Now add this hot seasoning into the tomato dal mix and blend them well. Tomato pappu is ready to go with steamed rice. Posted by Picasa

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Here instead of green chilli add 1tsp red chillipowder and pressure cook dal and brinjal pieces.Once cooked add a 1 1/2 tsp tamarind paste and sal as reqd. Mix well and do the tadka,preferably in ghee.(Or else while serving you could add ghee to your rice). You could also add black gram dal for tadka/tempering along with the other usual ingredients.


Kitchenmate said...

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Reshma said...

HI Indianadoc, came here through Anthony's Curry Mela, and am glad I did:) great to see such authentic recipes!

ganty said...

I'd rather not come here for sometime... itz too painful to see stuff that i cant eat .. wish i were at home:)

ohh by the way did i thank u for comming by and commenting on my blog sometime ago?

Sumitha said...

I too cook parippu in a similar way!Oh!I just want to have some rice with parippu and lg s quail fry!