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Boodida Gummadikaya Pappu Recipe

South Indian style pappu made with ash gourd. A healthy side dish for rice or roti.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Andhra, South Indian
Keyword: andhra recipes, Dal Recipes, healthy recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 99kcal


  • 1/2 cup Toor Dal
  • 1 1/2 cups Ash Gourd peeled & chopped
  • 2-3 Green Chillies
  • Gooseberry size ball Tamarind
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves
  • 1 Dried Red Chilli
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Chana Dal
  • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Hing
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chilli Powder as needed


  • Soak the tamarind in water and squeeze the extract out of it.
  • Put the rinsed toor dal, as gourd pieces, turmeric, green chillies and 1.5 cups of water in a pressure cooker and cook for 3 – 4 whistles.
  • Turn off the flame and wait until the pressure goes off.
  • Add the salt, red chilli powder and tamarind extract to the cooked toor dal mixture and let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan for seasoning. Add the mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal and cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add the curry leaves, red chilli and hing and stir for a couple of seconds.
  • Turn off the heat. Add the seasoned ingredients to the dal and mix well.
  • Serve hot with rice or roti.


Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 91mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg