Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Munagaaku Pappu / Drumstick leaves Dal !

Pappu is always the classic lentil recipe of Andhra Cuisine and they are made with vegetables or leafy vegetables with or without onion and Garlic. Pappu is always thicker when compared to the sambar and the cooked lentis are not mashed here. This time I made with the healthy drumstick leaves and it was yum with hot rice.

INGREDIENTS (No Onion No Garlic)

  • 1/3 cup Toor Dal
  • 1 cup Drumstick Leaves
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • salt as needed
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera
  • a pinch of hing (Asafoedita)
  • 2 Dry red chillis
  • 2 - 3  Green Chillis (slit)

  • Pressure cook toor dal and tomatoes for 2 - 3 whistles with turmeric and salt. (Do not overcook or mash the dal)
  • Heat oil in a kaDai / vessel and add mustard seeds. ONce they crackle add jeera, hing and chillis.
  • then add washed drumstick leaves to it .
  • Just saute the leaves for 2 minutes until they shrink and reduce in quantity.
  • Then add the pressure cooked dal n tomato to the leaves and give a mix
  • Allow to simmer for 4 - 5 minutes. 
  • Do not mash the dal and the dal needs to be visible here unlike we do in sambar.
  • You can also add some tamarind extract if you like the dal to be a little tangy.
  • Feel free to add onion and garlic to this recipe.
  • If you like more drumstick leaf recipes pls do check these out

With Love,

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