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12/09/2012

Andhra Pappu Charu / Lentil Soup

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Ingredients:-


Red Gram Lentil /Toor Dal-1 1/2 cup
Onion-1 small (sliced thinly)
Tomato-1 big (cut into small pieces and squeezed)
Green Chillies-3 nos (cut length wise)
Tamarind -1 small ball size (soaked in 1 cup water)
Red chilli powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Chiantro / Coriander leaves -1 tbsp
Water-2 cups
Salt to taste


For Tempering / Seasoning :-

Urad / Black Gram Dal-1 tsp
Cumin Seeds-1 tsp
Mustard Seeds-1 tsp
Red chillies-2 nos
Garlic Cloves-1 nos (Chopped)
Curry leaves -few
Asafeotida / Hing -1 pinch
Oil- 1 tsp



Method:-


Wash and soak the dal for about 30 mins.Boil it in a pressure cooker for 4 whistles.



Meanwhile soak medium lime size tamarind ball in 1 cup of hot water .Once the tamarind is soft,pulp it with hands and filter it.Keep he tamarind water aside and if there is more pulp in the remaining tamarind repeat the same with 1/2 cup water this time and continue so on till you have squeezed all the pulp out of tamarind just like you do for sambar preparation.


In a deep sauce pan add the onions,chillies and squeeze in the tomato pieces.To this add the tamarind
water,cooked dal,red chilli powder,turmeric powder and salt mix well and if required add water if the mix is too thick.Bring it o a boil or till the onions are cooked.
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Now heat a small pan add oil to it.When oil is hot add the mustard ,cumin seeds,urad dal then the red chillies ,curry leaves and garlic.Once they are golden brown turn off the heat and add the hing.Immediately pour this seasoning into the dal soup.
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Pappu Charu is Ready.Serve hot with rice ,curries and pappads.
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23 comments:

Hema

Comfort food..

Shailaja Reddy

Love it.

Subhashini

I love to eat this with a bowl of rice

Suja Manoj

Comfort dish,perfect with some rice and pickle.

Vidhya

This is my kind of comfort food.Love it.

Premalatha Aravindhan

yummy soup, looks very tasty..

Julie

healthy curry,looks inviting!
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Anu

Comfort meal!

Sangeetha Nambi

Love this easy dish ever...
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Shobha

My favourite :)

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj

like to have it now... delicious...
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Kitchen Boffin

very authentic.. great recipe!

Vimitha Anand

Comfort food with rice

kausers kitchen

I wud luv to have this with a bowl of hot rice...delicious.
Have a lovely week ahead:)

Treatntrick Treat and Trick

My favorite and looks so yum!

Reshmi Mahesh

Delicious comfort food..

Priya

Very comforting food, love it anytime.

Swasthi Blank

nice click! appreciate you for posting this traditional simple recipe. looks perfect Divya!

Mahi

Never combined tamarind with simple dal..looks good!

Nilu A

Yummy.. Great recipe Divya :-)

Nireekshana Acet

First time cook!! Followed your instructions and it tastes great! Thanks! I should cook for my wife more often!! Dr. Sujai

Anil Reddy

I love this pappu charu recipe. thanks for sharing. this is the best platform for learners for those who are trying to learn how to cook this.even you can try Majjiga pulusu recipe which is famous Andhra recipe.

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