Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Simple Tur Dal Tadka | Pappu South Indian Style

Tur Dal & tomatoes tempered with Indian tadka



My idea of comfort food? That which takes me less time, I say less than half an hour to prepare & that which leaves me & my stomach (at times waistline too;)) happy. This is one of that kind for me. When I am very hungry or very lazy I can make this, rasam & a simple stir fry & enjoy the meal contentedly :) Usually I would have dal with rice as the first course & then dal+rasam with rice as my second course ! That's the kinda combination that makes me go gaga about :) So let's see how this simple tadka a.k.a pappu can be made.






Recipe Source: Ma

I Took: 30 minutes

Serves: 2 persons



I Used:

Tur Dal - ½ cup
Tomato - 1 no - medium sized
Tamarind - A bluberry sized
Garlic - 3 cloves
Green Chilly - 2 no
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Salt - As Needed

To Temper:

Mustard - ½ tsp
Urad Dal - 2 tsp
Red Chilly - 2-3 no
Asafoetida - ½ tsp
Curry leaf - A sprig
Oil - 1 tbsp



The Way:

  1. Soak tur dal in water for 20-30 minutes
  2. In a pressure cooker add the tur dal, diced tomato, tamarind, crushed garlic, slited green chilly, turmeric powder & salt. Add enough water & pressure cook for 3-4 whistles or until the dal is done
  3. Mash the cooked dal well
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard. Add the remaining ingredients under 'To Temper' & fry well. Take care not to burn 
  5. Add the tempering to the mashed dal & mix well
Serve with rotis or steamed rice

Cheers,
Chitz

33 comments:

  1. Would love to pair this with hot plain rice!

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  2. Very flavorful and comforting dal tadka. Wonderful spread here....

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    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/08/kifli-hungarian-pastry.html

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  3. i too make the same way but won't add tamarind.apt for lazy days

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  4. Perfect pappu.......Like to add a ghee is lovely combination.........


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  5. Liked it how neatly u have laid the tempering on top. Nice presentation as well.

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  6. OMG...un plato perfecto rica combinación,hugs,hugs.

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  7. Wat a comforting dal,hearty and inviting..

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  8. somethg taste best whn simpe and this is one of it

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  9. Dal looks simply superb.. Love to have it with hot rice..

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  10. Lovely comforting dal, I just love it, protein packed bowl of dal perfect with hot rice and appalam...

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  11. This I call comfort food. Just need some steaming hot rice.

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  12. Ah beautiful paripu curry and I want that container too :)

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  13. Its simplicity but its the flavors with the dhal which oozes out the delicious taste. My fav though I cook when my other half is not around. Comfort and with lots of rice.

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  14. super tempting recipe....its always a comfort dish

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  15. Comforting and heartful, I love this dal

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  16. Simple, tempting and corting dal Chitz.. Hey dear.. Please collect your ABC Award from me... http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/2013/08/two-awesome-blog-content-abc-awards.html

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  17. Delicious and comforting dal..

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  18. that's a perfect comforting meal for the lazy days, i must say...

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  19. i try to avoid green chili dear.. i replace it with dry chilies.. nice color and sure a healthy recipe..

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  20. Nice and healthy! love your presentation :)
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  21. simple, delicious dal..nice presentation...bowl looks so cute...

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  22. one of the favourite dishes!Nice photographs!

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  23. My favorite :) Lovely pictures!

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  24. Perfect comfort food ! nice presentation and clicks Chitz !

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  25. Very bright dhal and lovely photos. I was looking for a simple curry. This is one quick dish!

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  26. comforting dal dear.am missed few posts here.apologize:)

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