July 24, 2011

Beerakaya Masala Pappu ~ Spicy Ridge Gourd Dal

Ingredients :

Chopped Ridge Gourd : 1 cup
Toor Dal : 1/2 cup

Tomato : 1

Onion : 1

Tamarind : Gooseberry size ball

Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp

Chana Dal : 1/2 tsp

Curry Leaves : 2 sprigs

Garlic Cloves : 2 or 3

Green Chillies : 3

Dried Red Chilli : 1

Red Chilli Powder : 1/2 tsp (Optional)

A big pinch of turmeric
A pinch of hing

Salt to taste

Oil : 1 tsp

Method :

Wash, peel and chop the ridge gourd into medium size pieces. Put the toor dal, chopped ridge gourd, chopped tomato, chopped onion, tamarind, green chillies and a cup of water in a pressure cooker and cook till 3 whistles. Turn off the flame and wait until the pressure go off. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a vessel. Add the mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal and let them splutter. Add the garlic cloves, red chilli, hing and curry leaves to it and fry for a few seconds. Now add the dal mixture, salt, red chilli powder and turmeric to it and cook for another 2 minutes. Switch off the flame and serve hot with roti or steamed rice, dollop of ghee and some papads.

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  1. I usually go with mild kind beerakaya pappu. Your version looks yummy too.

  2. nice recipe, a litle different I make !

  3. Super hearty dhal.. love the addition of lots of veggies..

  4. Yummy,comforting , hearty and absolutely mouthwatering now

  5. Yummy! flavorful and tasty!

  6. Dal looks great. Very comforting as well.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. Super delicious Dal !! love to have with steamed rice with ghee !!

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  8. doing dal with some vegs...its very healthy n taste!nice click dear!

  9. hari i do make this dal and my version is towards milder side and your version looks yum..its been long time i didnt have it.

  10. Looks delicious Hari, would love to try this :)

  11. Healthy and tasty looking dal

  12. Spicy & tasty!!! Best with rice & papad!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  13. very tempting click..
    perfect version..:)

    Tasty Appetite

  14. Really yummy,i love all kinds of dal recipes...Sure will make it...

  15. nice n spicy pappu..looks yummy

  16. Delicious beerakaya pappu and nice clicks...

  17. cute click and yummy gravy with ridge gourd

  18. Looks so delicious and authentic.

  19. wat a unique daal...i have never tried this...would love to give this a try....

  20. New recipe to me..looks yumm!

  21. Paruppu curries are so much of a favorite..

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