Saturday, August 21, 2010

Vepudu Pappu

This is a very simple recipe of dal without any masala and chilli powders. Yet very tasty and satisfying



1 1/2 cup Kandi pappu (Toor Dal)
1 cup onion ( chopped)
8 dry red chillis
3 to 4 tbsps coriander seeds( Dhaniyalu)
1 tsp Jeera
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tbsp tamrind paste
1/2 tsp hing (Inguva)
karvepaku(Curry leaf)
salt to taste
4 tbsp oil
6 cups water


Heat 1/2 tsp oil in the pan and add dry red chillies, corrinader seeds, toor dal and fry on low flame till You get nice aroma. But dont burn chillies.

Once you get nice smell of dal add 3 cups water and cook upto 4 whistles.

In another pan heat the remaining oil and add mustard seeds, jeera, Karvepaku and onions and let them fry for till onions get golden brown color.


In the mean open the cooker then add tamrind paste,2 cups water, salt and mash it well without any lumps ( Use hand blender to mix well)

Now add the onion mixture to the dal and add hing and adjust salt and tamarind paste.

Mix well and let it simmer for 5 to 8 minutes. Serve with rice, papad and aloo fry.


  • After cooking dal in cooker mash it up well with red chillies and corrinder seeds.
  • Dal should be of liquidy like sambar.

1 comment:

Uma said...

Hi Mini! different way of cooking dal..