April 09, 2011

Pesara Pappu Charu (Moong Dal Rasam)

Moong Dal - 1 cup
Onions - 4
Green Chillies - 4
Tomato - 2 (small)
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon - 1-2 (as per taste)

 For Talimpu:
Ghee - 2 tsp
Dry red chilli - 2, Fenu greek, cumin and mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp each, Curry leaves
Coriander leaves


  • Pressure cook moong dal upto 3 whistles or till dal becomes soft. Blend the dal to make fine paste.
  • Slit green chillies, cut tomatoes and onions into four.
  • Cook onions, tomatoes, green chillies in water till they are tender.
  • Add salt, turmeric, dal and sufficient water then bring it to boil.
  • Lastly add lemon juice and cook for 1 minute.
  • Heat ghee in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients  and fry till mustard crackles.
  • Pour this on rasam.
  • Rasam must be thin and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve with rice. 
  • Generally, we will prepare this rasam in summer.

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