Tuesday, July 31, 2012

BEERAKAYA PAPPU ( Toori Dal )


Pappu means thick dal in Telugu. In Andhra Cuisine we have many varieties of pappu, toor dal cooked with the addition of different vegetables or greens. I have posted some of them already and today's version is with beerakaya meaning ridge gourd. This is served with plain rice and other accompaniments like rasam and stir fried dry vegetables.

Ingredients:
Toor dal .......... 1 cup
Toori / turai (ridge gourd).... 2-3
Tomato .................... 1
Green chilli .............. 1
Methi leaves ........... 1 small bunch
Coriander leaves .... handful
Turmeric powder .... 1/4 th tsp.
Tamarind juice ....... 2 tbsps.
Ginger - garlic paste ... 1 tbsp.
Salt .............................. to taste
Oil

Dry roast and grind:
Coriander seeds .... 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds ............ 1/4 tsp
Sesame seeds ........... 1/4 th tsp.
Poppy seeds ............. 1/4 tsp
Pepper corns ........... 4-5
Dessicated coconut ... 1 tsp

For Tempering:
Mustard seeds .... 1/2 tsp
Dry red chillies .... 2-3
Curry leaves ....... few
Asafoetida ........... a pinch.

Method:
1. Wash and soak toor dal for 2-3 hours. Boil coarsely adding a little salt and set aside.
2. Peel and cut the toories into pieces.
3. In a pan add a little oil, saute the ginger garlic paste. Add the toories and chopped tomato and green chillies. Stir fry adding salt, turmeric powder and the methi and coriander leaves. Simmer till almost done and add a tsp. of the dry roasted and ground masala, tamarind juice and cook for a minute.
4. Stir in the boiled dal.
5.Fry the tempering ingredients and mix.

8 comments:

  1. Great recipe..never tried..sounds yummy..

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    1. Do let me know after trying it out...how u liked it.

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  2. Dal is the comfort food at all times. Looks yummy and thx for linking.

    Vardhini
    CooksJoy

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    1. True.. I can never get tired of dal.

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  3. luks yumm...1 thing want 2 say-i think there is no SEARCH option here.can u plz provide?its very easy 4us to find recipes if search box U have..I like especially non-veg recipes of ur space..Thanx in advance..
    maha

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    1. Thanks Maha.. you have one provided by the blogger on the top bar

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