Nov 10, 2014

Nimmakaya Pappucharu

 We have started second week blogging marathon for this month.My theme for this week is with Lemon recipes, that means Lemon is the key ingredient in my recipes, and my first recipe with lemon is typicaly from Andhra cuisine, that is Nimmakaya Pappucharu. There are some variations with this recipe, some make this as a dall. In my home my mother use to make this as Pappucharu. Pappucharu  is a type of thick rasam with dal , but this Pappucharu did not contain any powders like rasam powder. When we make pappucharu with tur dall we add any one vegetable not mixed vegetables like sambar. But when we make pappucharu with moong dall and lemon other then onion slices we do not add any other vegetables.
                                                                                         This Nimmakaya Pappucharu is an easy to digest food so you can give this to kids with rice and a drop of ghee. Make it little thin by adding more water and have it as a soup. This will be a best home remedy for cold, if you would like to have this as a soup you can add finely chopped coriander. 
Let's check the recipe....
Moong dall – 1 cup
Green challis – 4 no. or according to your taste(remove chillies if you want to give this to kids)
Onion --- 1 cut in to slices
A few curry leaves
Lemon juice ---  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 and 1 cup more
Salt to taste
Ghee – 1 tea sp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tea sp
 1.  Heat ghee in a pan and fry moong dall till nice aroma comes out then add cut green challis in to half and add to dall with 1 and half cup water and cook till dall become very soft(you can use pressure cooker for this).
 2.  Remove from fire and mash dall very smooth can blend this in a blender also.
 3.  Add sliced onion to the mashed dall and add 1 cup water and bring to a boil.
 4.  Now add turmeric powder and lemon juice and curry leaves again bring to a boil add salt to taste.
  5.  Heat oil in a small pan add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, Asafoetida let them splutter and add this to pappucharu.
Serve this with rice and any dry curry like Aritikaya upma kura is a good combination for this, or you can enjoy this with fried egg.

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Varada's Kitchen said...

Lemon juice goes so well with any dal preparation. The tartness makes the dal tastier. Nice one.

kitchen queen said...

delicious papucharu.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

So simple and absolutely flavorful!

Priya Suresh said...

Such a beautiful pappucharu,comforting food..

vaishali sabnani said...

The daal preparation is simple..perfect comfort meal.

Unknown said...

A new dish to me...Looks so flavorful

Unknown said...

wow loved this dal preparation :) delicious and tempting one !!

Srivalli said...

Sounds very nice that bright yellow colour!..btw can you put the link back to BM page..thanks..

Srividhya said...

Love the color and very comforting

Chef Mireille said...

such a vibrant color. I would love this poured over some rice

Harini R said...

Very comforting dal.

Pavani said...

Comforting and delicious lemon flavored pappu.

veena said...

This pappu looks very nice padma...