August 15, 2010

Nimmakaya Pappu ~ Lemon Dal

Ingredients :

Yellow Lentil / Toor Dal : 1 cup
Juice of a Lemon
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds : 1/4 tsp
Chana Dal : 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal : 1/2 tsp
Red Chillies : 1 or 2
Red chilli powder : 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves : 2 stems
Oil : 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
A pinch of Hing
Salt to taste

Method :

Put the yellow lentil, turmeric and 21/2 cups of water in a pressure cooker and cook till 3 or 4 whistles. Switch off the flame and wait until the pressure go off. Add the lemon juice, salt and red chilli powder to the dal. Combine and keep aside. Heat oil in a vessel for seasoning and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, chana dal and let them splutter. When the seeds stop tossing, add the curry leaves, hing and red chillies. Fry for another few seconds and pour over the dal mixture. Mix well and serve hot with roti or rice and dollop of ghee.


  1. The pic looks so authentic and attractive :)

    Nice recipe :)

  2. Recipe chala bavundhi Hari,ivvanni gurthunchukuni chesukunte enni varieties unnayo..

  3. Hi

    Yummy recipe anf healthy side dish for roti.

    Surely will try ..

    Pls do visit and follow my blog when you find time

  4. Lemony dal looks delicious. I like to have it with my roti.

  5. Looks lovely, a comfort food with hot rice and a dollop of ghee :)

  6. Great recipe for dal with lemon.Pic is stunning as always hari chandana...

  7. lovely dal,looks so delicious ...yummy ..thanks for sharing dear


  8. Looks yum n lovely click dear

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    Dal looks lovely and yummy.

  10. Nice presentation.Dal looks delicious!

  11. Nice one! I have to try this one,I always love this combo!

  12. Dal looks so inviting....Perfect with chapatis
    Hamaree Rasoi

  13. Wow! It must be tangy and tasty!

  14. Looks perfect and yummy...loved your click dear!!

  15. Looks yummy, lemon is a good idea for this dal.

  16. Lemon in dal... new & interesting idea...

  17. yet another must try recipe dear :) am a dal lover this one is on my list too!!


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