Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Tomato Pappu (Dal) Recipe in Telugu - How to make Tomato Pappu (Andhra Style) in Pressure Cooker

Tomato Pappu (Dal) recipe in telugu is an andhra style tomato dal recipe where pigeon peas are cooked along with tomatoes. This is a very easy and yummy dal recipe with slight tanginess from tomatoes. Pigeon peas are cooked along with tomatoes, green chillies etc till mushy and is tempered with either oil or ghee. 

Some people will fry tomatoes, green chillies in the tempering and then will add the tempering to cooked dal. You can try either ways but I feel cooking tomatoes, green chillies along with dal makes these flavours get infused into dal.

You can view my video of making Tomato Pappu Recipe in Telugu (Andhra Style) in Pressure Cooker :                                                                          

This tomato dal is best served with steamed rice and a dollop of ghee.

You can have some fryums along with dal like rava vadiyalu or saggubiyyam vadiyalu etc. You can serve this dal with pickles like mamidikaya pachadi, tomato pachadi, gongura pachadi . Let us learn how to make Tomato Pappu (Andhra Style) in Pressure Cooker.

Ingredients for Tomato Pappu (Dal) Recipe in Telugu:

1. Pigeon Peas / Tuvar Dal / Kandhi Pappu - 1 n 1/2 cup
2. Tomatoes - 3
3. Green Chillies - 2
4. Onion - 1
5. Curry Leaves - 2 sprigs
6. Coriander Leaves - 4 to 5 sprigs
7. Water - 3 cups
8. Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
9. Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
10. Garlic Pods - 5 to 6
11. Oil - 4 to 5 tbsps
12. Salt - To Taste
13. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
14. Red Chilli Powder - 1 n 1/2 tsp
15. Dry Red Chillies - 1                                                                               



How to make Tomato Pappu (Andhra Style) in pressure cooker step by step:

1. In a pressure pan, add washed dal, chopped tomatoes, green chillies
2. Add water, close lid of the pressure pan and pressure cook it for about 2 whistles
3. Wait for some time till pressure is completely released from the cooker
4. Now open the lid, add red chilli powder, salt to the cooked dal and mix nicely

5. Now heat a small pan for tempering, add oil
6. Once the oil is hot add mustard and cumin seeds
7. Once they splutter add dry red chilli, curry leaves and onion pieces along with 
crushed garlic
8. Once all these are nicely fried and change colour slightly add turmeric powder and 
switch off the flame
9. Pour the tempering on cooked dal, mix nicely
10. Tomato Dal is ready, dish out the dal into a serving bowl and garnish with coriander 
11. Yummy Tomato Pappu Andhra style is ready, serve it with steamed rice, fryums, pickle of your choice and a dollop of ghee.