July 4, 2010

Thotakura Pappu ~ Amaranth Dal

Thotakoora Pappu ~ Harive Soppu Thove

Ingredients :

Amaranth Leaves : 3 to 4 bunches
Yellow Lentil / Toor dal : 1 cup
Onion : 1
Green Chillies : 3 to 4
Tamarind : small lime sized
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder : 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds : 1 tsp
Chana Dal : 1 tsp
Urad dal : 1 tsp
Dry red chilli : 1
Salt to taste
Oil : 1 tsp
A pinch of hing

Method :

Wash yellow lentil properly with plenty of water. Put the washed lentil and 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker and cook till 3 whistles. Soak the tamarind in water for 10 minutes. Then squeeze the extract out of it and keep aside. Remove the stems from the amaranth leaves. Wash and chop the leaves and set aside. Peel the onions and cut them into medium pieces. Put the onion pieces, chopped leaves, green chillies, turmeric and water in a bowl and cook for 10 minutes. Now add the tamarind pulp, cooked dal, salt and red chilli powder to it. Let it cook for 5 minutes and turn off the flame. Heat oil in a pan for seasoning. Add the mustard seeds, chanadal, urad dal and let them splutter. When they start to splutter add red chilli and hing and stir for a few minutes. Remove from the flame and pour over the dal mixture. Mix well and serve hot with steamed rice or roti.


  1. Thotakura pappu,nutritous food,good recipe

  2. Comforting dal, looks awesome..

  3. hmm love this with Papad / Appadam combination :)

  4. looks delicious! love your click, so appetizing!

  5. very yummy and healthy recipe. i too make it sometimes.

  6. Beautiful healthy and tasty recipe

  7. Hi Hari

    very nice looking daal. Very healthy recipe.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Healthy dal, have not use amarnath leaves till now in cooking but seems really good..

  9. It's a nutritious and yummy dal! I'd love to have some with rice!

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  11. Yummuy and comforting dal..looks awesome.

  12. Lovely basic dal and what beautiful memories of amma making this :)


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