Tomato Pappu - Tomato Dal (Lentils) - టమాటో పప్పు

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Recipe Text


    • Pigeon Peas – 3/4 Cup (100ml Cup)
    • Tomatoes – 3 (220gms)
    • Curry Leaves – Few
    • Fenugreek Seeds – 3
    • Black Gram – 1 1/2tsps
    • Mustard Seeds – 1tsp
    • Cumin Seeds – 1tsp
    • Red Chili Powder – 1 1/4tsp
    • Turmeric Powder – 1/4tsp
    • Asafoetida – 1/8tsp
    • Salt to Taste
    • Oil – 2tsps

    (Online Conversion utility to convert Gms to Cups & Temperatures etc)


    Take Pigeon Peas into a bowl and wash them thoroughly. Add water and keep this bowl aside. Wash, clean and chop the tomatoes. Add the chopped tomato pieces to the dal and place this bowl in a pressure cooker and cook. When the pressure develops in the pressure cooker, cook on low flame for 15 minutes.


    When the cooker is cool, remove the bowl and add red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt to the cooked dal. Heat a pan and add oil to it. When the oil is hot add the fenugreek seeds and black gram. Fry till the seeds start changing color. Then add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Fry till the seeds splutter. Add the curry leaves and asafoetida to the seasoning. Fry well and add the cooked dal. Mix well and if required add some water to get the right consistency. Bring the dal to a boil and transfer the dal to a serving bowl. Serve hot with plain rice.

    Point To Remember:

    Where ever we are using sour items there we use fenugreek seeds in the seasoning. 

    Cook the dal to the right consistency (neither too watery nor too thick). Remember the dal thickens on cooling. The consistency of the dal brings the taste to this dish. 

    Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Anonymous said...

    All you recipes are very good & instructions are also very clear.Hts off to a single woman:)show

    Just a doubt I dont see garlic in your recipe like in tomato dal i did not find

    April 19, 2009 10:14 AM

    BloggerGayatri Vantillu said...

    Adding Garlic is a personal preference, which can be done to any recipe

    April 20, 2009 4:36 AM

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    Anonymous said...

    Hi Gayatri aunty, thanks for your videos. tomato pappu try chesam and it's good.. we are students living in abroad and this type of sites help us a lot....


    November 5, 2010 12:37 AM

    AnonymousAnonymous said...

    Thanks GayatriGaru.
    I have prepared Tamato Pappu today by seeing your video. It was great and easy to cook in short time.

    June 18, 2009 6:28 AM

    Anonymous said...

    I tried your tomato pappu and absolutely loved it. It was so easy and came out so well. Do keep up the good work.

    January 19, 2010 11:23 PM

    Anonymous said...

    Hi Gayathri Garu,

    Thanks for the web site and ur recipes are very tasty..I tried tomato came fantastic...!!


    January 9, 2010 12:34 AM

    Aruna said...

    Gayatri garu,

    mee vantalu follow avvutunnamu. Challa oopigga detailed gaa chepparu. thanks.

    Andhra loo chamma kayalu/tamma kayalani cheestaaru. avvi broad gaa, flat gaa podavugaa vuntaayi. Naaku daani english name kaavaalandi. Leeda receipe ivvvagalara please.


    January 7, 2010 9:08 PM

    Blogger laxmi said...

    hi gayatri garu,

    harshalu sweet recipe post cheyagalara? avante naaku baaga istam

    January 8, 2010 2:09 PM

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