Moong dal ( Pappu)

Today’s recipes are pappu and pacchi pulusu. Iam feeling lazy so I thought our lunch should be simple. What could  be simple than pappu? So here goes the recipe:


1 cup Moong dal

1/4 cup onion (optional)

5-6 small green chillies or 2 large chillies slit length wise

3 red chillies

1tsp jeera

1 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 tsp turmeric

Salt according to ur taste

3 cloves of garlic crushed

Coriander leaves chopped. (3-4 stems)

Sumi's kitchen
Sumi's kitchen


  • Pressure cook the Dal.  Give one whistle and off the stove.
  • Do not open the pressure cooker immediately. Leave it for 15-20 mts and then open it so that pressure is gone.
  • Heat 4-5 tbsp of oil
  • Add jeera and mustard seeds.
  • After they splutter add red chilli, onions, green chillies and few curry leaves.
  • Fry them until onion becomes translucent.
  • Add garlic and fry for a minute.
  • Add turmeric.
  • Mix above mixture in the dal.
  • Add salt and little bit of water. (Be careful about the water content).
  • Heat the dal for about 10 mts and add coriander leaves.
  • Mix everything once and it is ready to be served.
  • ENJOY……………..

♥ Aparna


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