Andhra Pappu / Palak Pappu recipe
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Andhra Pappu / Palak pappu is tasty and healthy. It  makes a good accompaniment with any meal. Serve it with hot steamed rice along with a pickle and a few appalams, you will have a delicious meal.

I am happy and excited to introduce a new cuisine in my blog. When the theme of our blog hop was decided as ” Regional cuisine ” I was  excited to try new dishes. After much contemplating with myself, I settled on the Telugu cuisine.  It is a spicy, tangy and hot in taste. The Telugu region can be divided into three parts as the Coastal Andhra, Telangana and Rayal Seema. Though the food is of the same kind, there is still a variation within these states. This cuisine is also found in neighbouring states as Hyderabad Karnataka and part of Tamilnadu. One part consumes millet while the other regions are contented with rice. They are lovers of hot and spicy food as pickles and chutneys. Tomato picle and avakai are their speciality.They are known to use the guntur kind of chilly.

Among the breakfast dishes, they prepare idli, dosa , pesarittu, dibb roti, minapattu and upma of  rice and semolina.

Today, I am presenting to you “Andhra Pappu ” which is dal cooked with green vegetables.  It is tasty and makes an ideal accompaniment with rice or jowar roti. The method involved in cooking this is different from our counterpart. Without much ado, let me take you to the recipe.

          ANDHRA PAPPU / PALAK PAPPU RECIPE

 

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1 cup tuvar dal       Measurement used :1 cup = 125 grams
  • 1 cluster spinach (any other green leaf may be used)
  • 2 green chilly
  • 1 tomato
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  •  lemon sized ball of tamarind
  • salt to taste

Pre- requisites :

  • Remove the stalk of the green leaf and chop it finely. Wash it by soaking it in water for sometime.
  • Soak the tamarind in water for half an hour. Then, extract the pulp from it.

Cooking in easy steps :

  • Cooking of dal along with green leaf and other ingredients mentioned later
  • Making the seasoning.
  • Again pressure cook.

1 Wash the dal and put it in a wide bowl. Add the chopped green leaf, tomato pieces, slit green chilly, garlic cloves and turmeric powder with adequate amount of water. Cook it in a pressure pan.

2 Take oil in a wok. Add mustard seeds, as it splutters, add asafoetida and turmeric powder. To this , add the cooked dal. Let cook for sometime. Now, put salt and tamarind pulp. Allow to boil for five minutes.

3 The cooked dal is again put in the pressure pan and allowed to cook for one whistle.

4 Andhra pappu is ready to serve.

Andhra pappu

Andhra Pappu / Palak Pappu

Andhra Pappu is tasty and healthy. It makes a good accompaniment with hot steamed rice.
Course accompaniments
Cuisine Andhra pradesh
Keyword dal recipe, dal with gren leaf, pappu
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Author Jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup tuvar dal 125 grams
  • 1 bunch green leaf vegetable
  • 2 green chilly
  • 1 tomato
  • 5 cloves garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • tamarind lemon sized ball
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Pre- requisites :
  2. Remove the stalk of the green leaf and chop it finely. Wash it by soaking it in water for sometime.
  3. Soak the tamarind in water for half an hour. Then, extract the pulp from it.
  4. Cooking in easy steps :
  5. Cooking of dal along with green leaf and other ingredients mentioned later
  6. Making the seasoning.
  7. Again pressure cook.
  8. 1 Wash the dal and put it in a wide bowl. Add the chopped green leaf, tomato pieces, slit green chilly, garlic cloves and turmeric powder with adequate amount of water. Cook it in a pressure pan.
  9. 2 Take oil in a wok. Add mustard seeds, as it splutters, add asafoetida and turmeric powder. To this , add the cooked dal. Let cook for sometime. Now, put salt and tamarind pulp. Allow to boil for five minutes.
  10. 3 The cooked dal is again put in the pressure pan and allowed to cook for one whistle.

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Andhra Pappu / Palak Pappu

Andhra Pappu / Palak Pappu                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     If  you ever make this Rawa Kesari / Sheera recipe, take a picture and tag  @foodiejayashree on Instagram or @evergreendishes on Facebook or Twitter. I will be happy to see your creation and share them further. Subscribe to get all updates and book of handyhints for free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 Comments
  1. marudhuskitchenm

    looks so nice and tempting will be great with hot rice ..yummy yumm

    Reply
  2. Shubha

    Delicious and so much comforting.. YUM!!

    Reply
  3. Piyali

    Yummy ANDHRA Pappu. A dish which is very popular in telegu household. Very nice dear.

    Reply
  4. Anu Nagaraja

    lovely dish Jaya. I should give this a try!

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much Anu

      Reply
  5. Gauri

    Looks nice… Will give it a try

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much Gauri

      Reply
  6. andhra minapattu

    Well it’s very useful to us thanks for sharing this post it’s very nice and we loved alot

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou for the visit

      Reply
  7. Archana

    Ahh! Lipsmacking delicious andhra pappu with palak sounds just that lipsmacking. You take me back to school days when I refused to eat at home and preferred to eat with the landlady’s kids.
    I love the pappu Jayashree and will make it. Thanks for the recipe.

    Reply
    • marigoldhemlata.com

      Never tried spinach with arhar dal. New for me, I am going to try it soon.
      Looks absolutely delicious

      Reply
  8. Preethicuisine

    Andhra pappu looks super tempting and flavourful. I love the little spice kick in this recipe. Absolutely my kind of dal.

    Reply
  9. mayurisjikoni

    All time comfort dal, love palak pappu with ghee rice. Such a delicious and filling dish. Also a good way to include spinach in one’s diet.

    Reply
  10. Jolly

    All time fav dal, we used to call palak dal. Such a healthy and yummy dal. Love to eat with rice

    Reply

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