tomato dal andhra style /tomato pappu

tomato dal andhra style /tomato pappu

tomato dal andhra style /tomato pappuIn India and down South here dal in any form any time any day is so vital that every first serving for hot rice will be with some kind of heart warming dal with good dollop of ghee in it.I always admire Andhra cuisine for its sharp flavours and you may be knowing me as a sweet mad person till now but not to mention am a spice loving person too.Paruppu thanni/dal pani is the first introductory food that is given to a baby before introducing solid foods because these dals contains loads of protein and dietary fibres and is easy for a baby to digest. tomato dal andhra style /tomato pappuDals are one magical ingredient that can assimilate various flavours like we can add greens,any vegetable or simply like onions and tomatoes.Exactly!this is one such simple dal that am making called Andhra pappu (tomato dal andhra style) made with tomatoes and onions with a good dash of chopped ginger and garlic.Ghee is a specialty addition in most of the Andhra cooking but we can always substitute with any oil.I prefer only to use ghee for its first-rated flavour and aroma.Its a very simple recipe that even a beginner can easily do it in no time.

tomato dal andhra style /tomato pappu

 

INGREDIENTS:

Toor dal/thuvaram paruppu – 1 cup
Tomatoes – 2 (medium,chopped)
Small onions – 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic equal amounts – 2-3 tsp(finely chopped or paste)
oil or ghee – 11/2 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin/jeera/seeragam – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Chilli powder – 2tsp

METHOD:

1.Wash dal and soak it fo 20 minutes.
2.Mean while chop onions and tomatoes.
3.In a pressure cooker first add ghee when it heats up add mustard and jeera.
4.When seeds splutter add onions and tomatoes and stir for sometime till tomatoes are tender.
5.Now add chilli powder,turmeric powder and needed salt,mix till rawness goes off.
6.Now strain water and add soaked dhal.
7.Stir in and add needed water(depending how thick or thin you need).
8.Close lid and pressure cook(each cooker cooking timing varies so,accordingly keep whistles).
9.When sound subsides open the cooker(mash with a masher if required) boil dal to desired consistency switch off add coriander leaves for garnish.
10.Serve with rice.

OTHER DAL RECIPES:

simple dal for rice/uppu paruppu

cabbage kootu with moong dal /muttaikos(e)kootu

Sambar for lunch

 

 

tomato dal andhra style /tomato pappu

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 hours

Total Time: 40 minutes

tomato dal andhra style /tomato pappu

Ingredients

  • Toor dal/thuvaram paruppu - 1 cup
  • Tomatoes - 2 (medium,chopped)
  • Small onions - 1/2 cup
  • Ginger garlic equal amounts - 2-3 tsp(finely chopped or paste)
  • oil or ghee - 11/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin/jeera/seeragam - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 2tsp

Instructions

  1. Wash dal and soak it for 20 minutes.
  2. Mean while chop onions and tomatoes.
  3. In a pressure cooker first add ghee when it heats up add mustard and jeera.
  4. When seeds splutter add onions and tomatoes and stir for sometime till tomatoes are tender.
  5. Now add chilli powder,turmeric powder and needed salt,mix till rawness goes off.
  6. Now strain water and add soaked dhal.
  7. Stir in and add needed water(depending how thick or thin you need).
  8. Close lid and pressure cook(each cooker cooking timing varies so,accordingly keep whistles).
  9. When sound subsides open the cooker(mash with a masher if required) boil dal to desired consistency switch off add coriander leaves for garnish.
  10. Serve with rice.

Notes

Directly you can pressure cook dal alone add as tadka either way it will be good. I have added ginger garlic chopped but you can add as paste also. I have used ghee for seasoning you can skip and add oil . If tomatoes are sour then reduce accordingly. You can reduce chillipowder and add green chillies.

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18 thoughts on “tomato dal andhra style /tomato pappu

  1. This is going to be such a heartwarming addition to the thali. Whats a thali without rasam?! similar to a heart without a soul! That too such a flavorsome rasam is sure to win many a hearts. Delicious dear Vani. Thanks for sharing :))

  2. I love it Vani … Pappu , hot rice and ghee heaven in a plate . I can eat this any time . Love your recipe and you have explained it so well

    Cheers
    Parvathy

  3. Dals are an integral part of most meals in any Indian home. For me it is comfort food and extremely fulfilling. This Tomato dal with its slight hint of tanginess and aromatic tempering is just awesome. The pictures are giving me a feeling of contentment. Loved it sweetie, brilliant.

  4. I love Tomato dhal as my neighbor is from Andhra Pradesh and she passes this daal often, I love the way you presented daal , It kind of gave me a very homely feeling. love the addition og garlic to dhal. i can have this kind of dhal eveyday!

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