Oct 23, 2008


Pesarapappucharu--- moong dal rasam

And here is a simple and every day lunch thali from ANDHRA PRADESH. From left

1. Aritikaya upma kura.

2. Pesara pappucharu.

3. rice

4. Masala vada

5. Gongura pachadi

Nimmakaya Pappucharu or Pesarapappucharu is one of the typical Andhra dish.This one is not a sambar,it is in between sambar and Rasam.this pappucharu (we call this as pappupulusu also) verities are originally from Andhra Pradesh.

The combination of lintels and vegetables cooked together with thin tamarind juice and season with mustard,cumin and curryleaves and Asafoetida, is called Pappucharu or pappupulusu

There are many versions in this dal gravies If we are using Moong dale then we won't add vegetables to that and instead of tamarind juice we use lemon juice.This will be a very light lunch item less oil and very helthy too

And here is the recipe
Moong dale – 1 cup
Green challis – 4 no.
Onion --- 1 cut in to slices
A few curry leaves
Lemon juice --- 11/2 --- 2 table sp
Oil – 1 tea sp
Mustard --- 1/2 tea sp
Cumin seeds ---- 1 tea sp
Asafoetida – 1/2 tea sp
Water --- 11/2 cup
Salt to taste
Ghee – 1 tea sp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tea sp
Heat ghee in a pan and fry moong dal till nice aroma comes out then add cut green challis in to 2 and add to dal and cook till dal become very soft(you can use pressure cooker for this)
Remove from fire and mash dal very smooth can blend this in a blender also
Add sliced onion to the dal and required means 1-2 cups water and bring to a boil
Now add turmeric powder and lemon juice and curry leaves again bring to a boil add salt to taste
Heat oil in a small pan add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, Asafoetida let them pop up and add this to pappucharu
Serve this with rice and any dry curry like Aritikaya upma kura is a good combination for this


Priti said...

Plate looks so yummy.....lovely plate....yum

Priya said...

One of my fav rasam...i prepare them as same as u did..Thali looks delicious...

n33ma said...

This looks so good.....you know what I'm actually not eating rice these days as i'm trying a low carb diet but each time I visit your blog and see all these curries with rice I get so tempted to eat rice......
Nice platter :)

Sireesha said...

Excellent Platter rekha :) Can u send me the plate pls...Nimmakaya Pappu charu is my favorite one...Looks Scrumptious....

Divya Vikram said...

This is comfort food for me..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow something new to me. Will try this soon.Looks awesome. You can send this to Andha Food event.(If u r intrested):-)

Usha said...

Thali looks yummy...the charu sounds like perfect comfort food:)

Jeena said...

I love the plate of food I could just see it on my table, delicious! :-)

sowmya said...

nice thali...like the rasam..

Vidhya said...

Can you pass that plate to me???? looks really delicious

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srikars kitchen said...

Looks fantastic... sappida varalama?...