Tomato Pappu or Tomato Dal


Tomato Pappu or tomato Dal is an Andhra style wholesome comfort food cooked with lentils to tickle your senses with fragrant spices.

What you will need

To Pressure cook:

1 cup Pigeon peas split lentils ( Tuvar dal/Toor dal/Kandhi pappu)

2 to 2½ cups water to pressure cook lentils

¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder

1 large onion, chopped to big chunks

3 green chillies, slit or broken

Gooseberry size Tamarind

1 to 1½ teaspoon Red chilli powder

3 medium sized tomatoes, finely chopped

For the Tempering

For the Tempering:

1 to 2 Tablespoons oil or Ghee

3 to 4 garlic pods crushed or chopped

2 Dry red chillies

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

A pinch of asafoetida

A sprig of curry leaves

Other Ingredients

Other Ingredients:

Required salt

1 teaspoon sugar

2 Tablespoons, finely chopped coriander


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