August 6, 2007

PAPPU PULUSU (Dal with Lemon)

This Pappu Pulusu recipe is one of my favorite dal dishes. Really taste will be excellent. Normally when we prepare normal tomato dal or spinach dal, we should prepare some kind of rasam. But if we prepare this dal with lemon, not required to prepare other kind of rasam. Because the dal consistency should be watery, while eating with white rice, you have to mix like sambar or rasam. This is very nutritious and low calorie recipe. Here is the recipe:

Moongdal with Lemon:

Prep time : 1 hour (for dal preparation and cooling)
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Serves : 2
Cuisine : Andhra

Ingredients :
1 cup split moongdal (Roast for 5 minutes on low flame)
a pinch of turmeric powder
3 tbsp lemon juice (adjust)

For tempering/tadka/Talimpu/Popu:
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp jeera
1/2 tsp mustards
2 dry red chillies (cut them into each 2 pieces)
3 green chillies (slit them length wise)
1 tsp finely chopped garlic
1 chopped tomato
few curry leaves
chopped coriander leaves for garnish

Method :
1. Take the roasted moongdal in cooker, add water and turmeric powder, pressure cook the dal for 1 whistle and let it cool completely.

2. When it cool completely then add lemon juice, mix it properly.

3. For tempering, heat oil, add jeera and mustards, let them pop, add garlic, dry red chillies and green chillies, saute for few seconds, add chopped tomato and curry leaves, mix, covered, cook for 5 minutes on low heat.

4. Then add above lemon mixed moongdal to above tempering, add salt, mix well (If necessary add 1/2 cup water), bring to a boil, turn off the heat and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

5. Serve hot with rice.

Note : 1. Finally dal content should be watery.

2. Instead of lemon juice, some times i will use tamarind extract also. It will give different taste and taste will be yummy.

3. Use moongdal only for better taste.
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  1. Mouthwatering! Masoor and lemon taste great together:)

  2. simple and nice for a busy day.

  3. Lovely, simple and tasty!!!

  4. Moong dal with lemon/tamarind is such a delightful combo! This is good recipe.

  5. Hi Asha, thanks for dropping by.

    Hi Sharmi, you are absolutely right. Thanks for stopping by.

    Hi Cinnamon, thanks dear.

    Hi Tee, thanks a lot.

  6. Hi, first time here...
    Nice looking dal curry.Very nice recipes i see here.

  7. Lovely pappu pulusu, great to see some new varieties of andhra recipes.

  8. dal looks so delicous, this & rice is the ultimate combo :) adding tamarind wud be a nice variation :)

  9. Absolutely delicious. Just love Moong n Lemon.

  10. we call it tave one of my favorite dish looks delicious !

  11. Oh yeah, another dal for me to try! Lemon dal! thank you :)

  12. Thats a nice tangy dal! :)

  13. Jyothi, normally we add lemon for all our dhals. This is so nice. Viji

  14. Nice simple and tasty recipe :)

  15. This one looks like thiyya pulusu we make. Will try your way.

  16. Pappu pulusu looks delicious Jyothi! MY first time here, u have a nice blog. Will keep visiting!

  17. WOW.....yes this is very taste with moongdal only....I make this but something different way but this is very nice and looks very yummy. Thanks for sharing.:)

  18. Hi Pravs, welcome to my blog. Thanks for your lovely words and keep on coming.

    Thanks hima.

    Yes richa, you are absolutely right. Even I love tamarind variation too. Thanks for dropping by.

    Thanks seec.

    Thanks roopa.

    Thanks cynthia. Try it and let me know.

  19. Thanks coffee girl.

    Hi Vji, thanks for dropping by.

    Thanks archana.

    Hi Suma, try and let me know. Thanks for stopping by.

    Hi Latha, welcome to my blog. Thanks for your lovely comments and keep on coming.

    Hi Kajal, thanks for your wonderful words.

  20. Very simple recipe. Dal with lemon? I have never tried that one. I'll bet it tastes great too!
    Thanks for sharing:-)

  21. Hi tbc, try it and let me know. Thanks for dropping by.

  22. I love andhra food...
    this recipe was easy and my hubby like it alot :)

  23. Thanks for dropping by swetha and keep visiting.