Monday, April 06, 2009

Tomato Pappu

I had made this dish last night and my friend really liked it. It is a very simple Andhra dal that can be eaten hot with white rice or rotis. I didn't take a pic but will update this post with a pic next time I make it.

Ingredients:
  1. 2 cups toor dal
  2. Methi seeds - 1 tsp
  3. Haldi - 1 tsp
  4. Tomatoes - 3 or 4 chopped
  5. Garlic - 3 pods chopped
  6. Jeera dhania powder - 1/2 tsp
  7. Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  8. Green chillies - 1 chopped finely
  9. Dried red chillies - 2
  10. Corriander leaves - a handful, finely chopped
  11. Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  12. Salt
  13. Oil - 1 tbsp
  14. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  15. Curry leaves - 8-10
  16. Asafoetida - 2 pinches

Directions:
  1. Pressure cook the toor dal with 1/2 tsp of methi seeds and 1/2 tsp of haldi until it is soft. Mash it until it is of an even consistency
  2. Heat the oil and add the mustard seeds and let them sputter. Then add the garlic, curry leaves, green chillies, red chillies, remaining methi seeds and hing (in this order) and let the ingrediets fry until you can smell all the aromas.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes and sautee until they are mushy and fully cooked.
  4. Add the jeera dhania powder, red chilly powder, salt and dal and cook until well mixed. Add a little water if you want the dal to be runnier.
  5. Top off with lemon juice and corriander before serving. The smells in the kitchen will draw everyone to it once it is done:)

2 comments:

Asha said...

Sounds great Smitha. love Tomato dishes! :)

Asha said...

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