Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Pappu Thotakoora/ Dal with Amaranth leaves

Amaranth leaves ca
n be found in red colour too.


Toor Dal/ kandi pappu - 1 cup
Thotakoora/ Amaranth leaves - big bunch (washed and leaves chopped)
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste


Oil - 1 - 2 tbsp
Garlic flakes - 2 no. (smashed lightly)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - a few sprigs


1) Boil Kandipappu/ toor dal with enough water until half cooked.

2) Add turmeric, chillipowder and salt to taste.

3) Add thotakoora, do not mix at this point, keep the lid. Cook until kandipappu/ toor dal is well cooked.

4) Do the seasoning and add it to above and switch off.

Serve with Rice, Ghee, Mango pickle, Aloo Fry and Yoghurt on side.

© 2006 by Rajani Rayudu


Lakshmik said...

Delicious. I love dal in any form especially with the garlic in it.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi lakshmik
Do u know we can add more garlic to it, to infuse the dal with garlicky flavor. It's still taste yummy.

Anonymous said...


Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Anonymous,

Any farmers market normally organized on sats and sundays would be good I guess. Onehunga market would be a good start.


shwetha said...

Pappu Thotakoora was simply delicious.I enjoyed it very much.I love pappu always.I dont get Thotakoora in our place(Texas,USA).So have to try with frozen spinach...It was heaven!!!!!!!!really...

katuri said...

Rajini garu ,
I like your delicious blog.
chaala nooru oorela untaayi me vatalu..keep it up.
Btw ..nenu allam pacchadi kosam vethukuthunna...u know the garlic+allam nilava pacchadi!
I hope you will come up with it soon.
small suggestion
AMARANTH leaves ni manam Amarnath ani thappuga palukuthaam..chaala common thing.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Katuri garu,

bale catch chesaru mistake ni, ipudu anni marcha spelling. thanks a lot.

urgent ga kavali ante mail kottandi or wait until I post it
in near future. Mee comments bagundi nizam cheppandi anta tasty ga vunnaya :-)


Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Shweta,

You can find in Texas I think, it is also called amaranth leaves. I never twisted this with spinach, didi you added any tamarind to it?


Shweta said...

Hi rajani garu,
I did not add Tamarind at all.....
I usually make spinach dal using tamarind juice.But last time I followed your blog recipe entirely.the result is delicious dal.Me and my husband love your recipes.

thanks a lot......You are really talented.

Shwetha said...

I have replaced Thotakoora leaves with Spinach leaves...Everything is same as in your blog.We buy certain fresh veggie,green leaves when we visit Meenakshi temple only.In day to day cooking,we get from nearby american store(walmart)

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Shweta,

good to know your version. thanks for liking my blog. enjoy cooking.


Anonymous said...

Rajani garu,

Which place you are from andhra pradesh. Because all the receipes are same like my mother and me cook.
Very great job you are doing, hats off and i simply cant say hats off or thanks. Its great n great n great. Keep rocking👌🙏