Monday, November 13, 2006

Masala Pappu/ Red lentil Dal

This dal is done very quickly no need to use pressure cooker red lentils cook very fast.


Oil - 3 tbsp
Whole masala - {Cloves 2, cinnamon - 1 inch, bay leaf 1 no, Cumin seeds 1 tsp, 2 pinch saunf}.
Garlic - 3 pods (sliced or crushed)

Onion - 1 no. (chopped)

Madras curry powder - 1/2 tsp (we use venkat curry powder)
Garam masala powder - 3/4 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Red lentils - 1 cup (rinse it with water to remove dust)
Water - 2 cups

Black pepper powder - as per taste
Curry leaves or coriander leaves (opt)


1) Heat oil in a pan, fry whole masala for 15 secs, add garlic fry until golden brown.

2) Add onion cook until light brown, to that add curry powder, garam masala powder, turmeric, salt and stir.

3) Add lentils mix it well , add 2 cups of water, cover it with lid.

4) Cook until all the lentils are well cooked.

5) Now add black pepper and remove from heat.

Serve with Rice, Kakarakaya (bitter gourd) or Capsicum fry and yoghurt on side. yum................ this dal, equally goes well with Prawn Pickle.


Crush the Garlic first and slice it, it releases the flavour.

© 2006 by Rajani Rayudu


Unknown said...

rajanigaru mee masala pappu recipe chala bagundhi kani salt pappu udakakundane vesesthe pappu udukuthundha and dinini pressure cooker lo chesukovacha

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Sameera,

e pappu manem yerra pappu tho chestam, adi thondaraga vudukuthundi, salt vesina vudukuthundi, kani kandipappu ki manem salt taruvata vestam, diniki ala cheyakaraledu. Miku kavalante pressure cooker pan lo direct ga poppu vesi proceed ayipondi, 3-5 whistles may be until dal is well cooked. Once pressure down add black pepper powder and serve.

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Unknown said...

thanks rajani garu nenu dinini try chesanu naku maa dad ki idi chala nachindhi kani maa mom ki pappu lo masala anti ani anipinchindanta kani thinnaka baundhi annaru

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Sameera,

Thanks for your feed back. Amma ki emi e pappu ani anukunanra :-), glad you all liked it in the end.


wako said...

Thanks for a wonderful recipe. This was easy to make and absolutely delicious. I will share with my friends by sending them the link. And I look forward to checking out your other recipes.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Wako!,

thanks for your feed back.