September 07, 2013

Thummi Aku Pappu

Toor dal - 1 cup
Thummi aku - 2 cups
Tender tamarinds - 5-6
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
Salt to taste

For talimpu:
Oil -1 tbsp
Red chilli - 1
fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin & mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few


  • Wash and pressure cook toor dal and thummi aku  till tender.
  • Separately cook tamarinds till tender then squeeze juice from it.
  • Add tamarind juice, salt, turmeric and chilli powder to cooked dal.
  • Cook another few minutes till dal becomes little thick.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients and fry till mustard crackles.
  • Pour this over dal.
  • This curry is mainly cooked during Vinayaka Chavithi.
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