Monday, November 20, 2006

Tomato Pappu / Dal





Set 1:

Toor Dal / kandipappu - 1 rice cup
Water - 2 & 1/2 rice cup
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt - a pinch

Set 2:

Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 3/4 th tsp
Cumin seeds - 3/4 th tsp
Red chillies - 4 no (split in to half)
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Garlic - 3 no. (smashed and sliced)
Asafoetida or Hing - small pinch
MTR-Rasam powder - 3/4 th tsp (my twist)

Chopped Tomatoes - 3/4 th tin
Salt to taste.

Proceed:

1) Cook set 1 in pressure cooker until soft.

2) Take a kadhai, heat oil in it. add mustard seeds when it is stopped poping add cumin seeds when it is starting to brown, add curry leaves, red chillies, garlic and fry, add hing and rasam powder in the last, mix well. Immediately follow point 3.

3) Add chopped tomato and salt, cook until mushy.

4) Add cooked and mashed toor dal, mean while pour 1/2 cup of water in the cooked container of toor dal, scrape away any dal that left behind.

5) Add the dal water to point 4.

6) Cook it until starting to boil. Check for salt and serve.

Serve with Rice, Asparagus Silverbeet Fry or Aloo Fry or Okra Fry, Poppadums and Yoghurt on side.


Tip:

after tadka ( i have included 1 tsp urad dal too for seasoning), add 1/2 tsp rasam powder, and next step would be dal add little water in cooker bowl add that too.

do the same as above, but cook chopped tomato 1 tin in 1 tbsp butter seperately until mushy and add it to dal and mix well and bring to 1 boil.

this way tasted very nice. in Telugu we say kammaga vundi.


© 2006 by Rajani Rayudu

46 comments:

sibiraj said...

why to add rasam powder in tomato pappu dal???? then it will taste and smell like 'dal rasam'.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Sibiraj,
It tastes different. Try it! you will know the difference.

cheers
rajani

vijay said...

thanx rajani garu...ur doin a gr8 job...sply for som1 lik me who hasnt evr cukd in his life n al f a sudn lands in a new place and is missng home food...its tuff..but ur makng it easy...thnx once agan..!!

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Vijay,

I am happy that I am able to help you. Do try these dishes start from simple recipes you will get hang of it and later opt for bit complicated ones. Feel free to ask any doubts. Thanks for dropping by and leaving your comments.........

cheers
rajani

vidya said...

Fabulous job ranjani. I am going to try some of the recipes. I am a tamilian basically but fond of andhra recipes more as i am native of anhdra. luv the pappu and gongura of andhra.yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!

gr8 job .

Cheers,
vidya

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Vidya,

Welcome to my blog! thanks for your lovely comments about my blog.
Share some of your Tamilian recipes too with me :-). Do try my recipes and leave your valuable comments...........

cheers
rajani

jhumki said...

hey....ur recipes are really cool chala suluvuga unnayi cheyadniki...if possible plz the recipe of malai kofta..chala thnks...wil cya later

bbye
jhumki

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Jhumki,

Contact me through email in my blog, will send it to you.

cheers
rajani

Anand said...

Hi Rajini,
The Dish came out very well. Just like the way my mom makes it at home. I did it twice till now and my girl friend says that I make the best Pappu. :) I used to make Pappu tomato with tamarind and without rasam powder. But this version is different. Thanks for the Recipe.
Anand. Germany

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Anand,

Thanks for your feed back, I am glad you both like the dish. Treat for a girl friend, she is one lucky fellow :-)

cheers
rajani

junk said...

we were completely unaware of cooking anything....we followed one of your recipe and it worked...thats too in a larrge quantity....thanks

Nagaraj said...

Tomato Papu do you use Moong dal and toor dal in equal quantity?

Prabhakar

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Prabhakar,

I use only toor dal (kandi pappu) not mung dal.

cheers
rajani

rahul said...

Hi Rajani Garu,

I never thought Making pappu was so simple. My wife is a Punjabi and she cooks awesome Punjabi food today i think I think I will surprise her by making Tomato Pappu and Aloo Fry (Total Andhra Style!!!)

Thanks for the Recipes

Best,
Rahul

sheru rocks said...

hi rajani


its really easy...but plz mention few items in telugu so tht it will easy to pour......

Unstoppable said...

Hi Rajani...I never cooked in my life until very recently (2-3months)!!!! ur tomato pappu recipe is awesome esp rasam powder effect!!!my sis is jealous of me now since I make it better than her!! All credit to your recipe

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Rahul,

Thanks for your nice comments. Do surprise her and let me know the results.

cheers
rajani

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Sheru,

I do write in telugu too. Let me know if you have any doubts. Thanks.

cheers
rajani

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi unstoppable,

Thanks for your lovely comments. I am glad it is easy
and came out good, phew!!

cheers
rajani

deepa said...

Hi Rajani,

I am going to cook this for my parents who are visitng me after a long time.

Thanks A Lot!!!

Regards
Deepa

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Deepa,

Do try and let me know how it turns out..........

cheers
rajani

Vamsi Palukuru said...

Please change the name to some thing like, new rasam 2010, I tried this recipie today- I am from Andhra, i can say that, it is no way near to original telugu tomoto pappu (dal). Dry rasam with Dal might be correct discription, In original telugu rasam has almost no dal in it.

Pradeep Kumar said...

Hi,

How many tomatoes does 1 tin of chopped ones equal?

Regards,
Pradeep

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Pradeep,

Sorry, I would measure and tell you I have no fresh tomatoes at home. If I do I will post. Roughly want to know then, tin is 400g so you need just the equivalent of it. Do this way for every cup of toor dal add double the qty of tomatoes 1 cup = 2 cups of chopped tomatoes. Hope I haven't confused you.

cheers
rajani

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Vamsi,

Fair enough! can you share your mother's recipe then I will post it on behalf, so readers like you, can know the way your mother makes it. Waiting for your response..........

cheers
rajani

Anonymous said...

mee bpti vaalu bachelors paliti varam..Recipe daatha sukhi bhava!!!
Kiran....

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Kiran,

I am glad I am able to help you in cooking.

cheers
rajani

Anonymous said...

hey .. i made tomato dal ...it came out very well....thanks for posting it

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Anon,

Thanks for your feed back.

cheers
rajani

Sush said...

I tried this recipe. We all loved it. I'll be blogging about it shortly. Thanks!

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Sush,

Thanks for trying it out and leaving your feed back. Will see how it went in your kitchen do post.

cheers
rajani

sravanthi said...

hi
Can i use tomato paste(thick juicy)instead of tomatoes ....does the taste differs?

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Sravanthi,

I don't think taste differs, in that case dilute in 1/2 cup of hot water add when tomatoes are added. Let me know how it turned out with quick tip of yours.

cheers
rajani

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this recipe Rajani! I just tried it and it came out very well!
I've always been interested in Andhra food since its so flavourful though I'm Maharastrian. Will start trying out the other recipes from your blog too!

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Anon,

thanks for your feed back. and do let me know how it went with rest of the recipes. Happy cooking!

cheers
rajani

Sandhhya Narendran said...
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Sandhya Narendran said...

nice recipe, but is it not necessary to add half onion? bcos my mom does it is with onion, i wanted to try ur remix of tomato pappu...

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Sandhya,

Ya you can add it if is fresh soury tomatoes. If you add using tin then, it will remove the sourness from the dish.

cheers
rajani

chikiliya said...

Hello Rajinigaru...i wont like Rasam flavor in pappu...can i add sambar powder instead of rasam powder?

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Chikiliya,

Rasam powder gives nice taste to this dal, I won't recommend Sambhar powder instead skip both and do as said above or replace with pinch of fenugreek seeds while doing poppu.

cheers
rajani

Ramana said...

I just tried it... It came out very awesome... Will try it again. Thanks for sharing your recipes...

Ramana

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Ramana garu,

thanks for your feed back.

cheers
rajani

Dinesh said...

Thanks Rajini garu,

You made my day ... It's simply superb what you are doing ..

Thanks,
Dinesh

srj said...

try chesa..bokka la undi rasam powder tho

Karthik said...

U CAN ALSO USE CORIANDER LEAVES WHILE PUTTING DAL IN COOKER... IT GIVES GOOD TASTE...

Saravana said...

I tried making this recipe for lunch today, it was an absolute blast with my friends. They lapped it all up and nothing was left. In fact, the taste is still lingering on my tongue.Even though the recipe is simple, the taste is even suitable enough for royalty. This recipe is sure to be a keeper for life in my home.