Totakura Tomato Pappu

Totakura Pappu is a very popular Andhra dal recipe prepared with amaranth leaves, lentils and tamarind juice. This is normally served as a side dish with rice or roti.
Here is a simple Toatakura pappu recipe with slight variation (replacing tamarind with tomato).

Ingredients

Toor Dal (Arahar Dal, కంది పప్పు ) : 1 cup 
Amaranth leaves : 2 bunch
Tomato : 2(big sized sliced)
Onion : 1 (Chopped)
Red Chilly (Whole) : 3
Cumin seeds : 1 tea spoon
Mustard seeds : 1 tea spoon
Black gram (urad dal) : 1 tea spoon
Garlic cloves : 5
Curry leaves : few
Turmeric powder : 1 tea spoon
Coriander Powder : 1 tea spoon
Salt : As per taste
Oil : 1 table spoon

Method

Pressure cook the Toor dal up to 3 to 4 whistles and set aside
Wash and cut amaranth leaves and tomato
Heat oil in a pan add garlic cloves, red chilly, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, black gram, curry leaves and fry till mustard starts splitting.
Add chopped onions and fry for 2 minutes
Add amaranth leaves and fry for 3 minutes
Add tomato pieces and fry for 2 more minutes.
Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and fry on slow flame for 3 minutes. Add salt as per taste.
Finally add the pressure cooked Toor dal and cook till done.
Serve hot with rice or roti.

24 comments:

  1. Nice n thick dal looks delicious..love it

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  2. It's delicious with roti :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  3. Woww.. looks so tempting and perfect.. thanks for the lovely recipe :)

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  4. this is a mice recipe; make somethg similar

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  5. Interesting recipe here. I have no access to amaranth leaves, going to try fresh spinach.
    I assume 3 whistles to be, what? 10 minutes?
    Thank You.

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  6. Yum yum dal..perfect with chapatis..

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  7. Hi Anthony you're absolutely right, 3 to 4 whistles in pressure cooker means approximately 8 to 10 minutes. Replacing amaranth leaves with fresh spinach is a good idea. That makes a great combination known as "Palak Dal" another famous delicacy of Indian cuisine.
    Thank You.

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  8. Hi Hema...Thnx for visiting my blog....This dal looks yummy ...I am a big fan of Andhra cuisine and go out often to eat this combination...Now I can make it at home...I am happy to join your blog...
    Cheers
    Neha

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  9. Very healthy and delicious combination.. looks gr8 !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  10. I love amarnath leaves but have never seen it here in the US ~ the dal looks yum n very flavorful!
    US Masala

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  11. Indeed a delicious addition to our meal..
    www.savitharajsspiceland.blogspot.com

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  12. Delicious looking daal preparation. Looks excellent.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  13. healthy and tasty looking thick dal

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  14. yumm...reminds me of my mom

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  15. Lovely recipe and very healthy Hema.

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  16. Hi hema..Thanks for visiting my space...
    Delicious looking dal...yummy

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  17. Hey dear first time here..but I think I know u ...u hv a bful blog with stunning pics..wonder how I missed it...
    Anyways would love to hear a word from u too...
    this looks n delicious n comforting ..any leftovers pls.?..Yummo
    Following u..
    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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