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Cabbage Pappu Recipe - Andhra Cabbage Dal Recipe

How to Make Cabbage dal Recipe. A simple and easy Andhra Dal made with cabbage and lentils. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Andhra, Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 1/2 cup Toor Dal
  • 1 1/2 cups Chopped Cabbage
  • 2 cups Water
  • Gooseberry size ball Tamarind
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 – 3 Green Chillies
  • 1 Dried Red Chilli
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Chana Dal
  • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/8 tsp Hing
  • 1 Sprig Curry Leaves
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chilli Powder as needed


  • Soak the tamarind in little water for some time and squeeze the extract out of it. Keep it aside.
  • Put the rinsed toor dal, chopped cabbage, turmeric, green chillies and water in a pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles.
  • Switch off the flame and wait until the pressure goes off.
  • Add the tamarind extract, salt and red chilli powder to the cooked lentils and combine.
  • Let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add little more water to adjust the consistency, if needed. 
  • Heat oil in a pan for seasoning. Add the mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal and cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  • When they stop popping, add the hing, red chilli and curry leaves and stir for a couple of seconds.
  • Pour this over the dal and combine.
  • Serve hot with rice or roti.