Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Gongura pachadi pappu

Pappu in telugu is dal in Hindi and parupu in tamizh. As the name suggests gongura pachadi pappu is a dal made from Gongura Pachadi. This is a quick, simple and tasty dal and we always make it whenever there is gongura pachadi at home. Gongura pachadi recipe is already posted and gongura pachadi pappu is here:

Preparation time: 20 mins

Serves 2


Gongura pachadi 4 spoons
Pigeon peas (kandipappu) 1 cup
Finely chopped onion 1
Chopped Green chillies 2
Refined cooking oil 2 tsp
Mustard seeds(aavalu) 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds (jeera) 1 tsp
Black gram (uddipappu/urad dal) 1 tsp
Curry leaves 4-5
Pinch of turmeric
Oinch of red chilli powder
Salt to taste


Pressure cook the pigeon peas (Kandi pappu/toor dal/ kadlebele).

In a pan/kadai add oil. Once hot add mustard seeds. Once they splutter, add cumin, black gram and curry leaves and green chillies. Add a pinch of turmeric and onions.

Saute till the onions are transparent. We don’t want them brown. Now add the gongura pachadi and mix. Add the boiled pigeon peas and mix.

Add a little water so that the dal doesn’t get burnt and allow to cook. Since the gongura pachadi already has spices and salt it is a notion that nothing more needs to be added. But actually after adding pigeon peas and water, the dish becomes bland. So now add a pinch of red chilli powder and salt to taste and mix. Leave to cook for a few minutes.

Gongura pachadi pappu is ready.

Serve gongura pachadi pappu with rice. We have not yet tasted it with either the Indian bread or bread until now though.


Anonymous said...

Puts the pappu with loads of rice, some pachadi and spoonfuls of ghee... of course, have platefuls of saggubiyyam vadiyaalu ready to munch!!

Asha Dwarakanath said...

Congratulations girls!

I am someone who believes that we all should live to eat good, fresh, healthy food. I personally enjoy cooking a lot and I am a sucker for fresh fruits and vegetables!!

Also, I think every woman should learn the art of cooking and if not anything, should cook with a happy mind and I can guarantee that even the simplest of dishes will turn out amazing!

Keep posting more and All the best!

Pratnee said...

Thank you Asha:)

suryaraghavendrak said...

gongura pachidhi tho pappu...mind blowing reciepe.. too good to resisit..:)

Srikanth said...

out of confusion and curiosity ...
gongura pachadi tho pappu entii ???

Pratnee said...


Thank you:)


No confusion and ya lots of curiosity is what you should have:)
Try chesi chudandi..maaku ela vachindo cheppandi:)

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