Tomato Pappu/Dal with Tomato - E.A.T. easyvegrecipes

Tomato Pappu/Dal with Tomato

I like tomatoes very much. Country tomatoes have sour taste. They give really good taste to any recipe with them. It is considered to be the best and simple. This can be made in two varieties one with onions and the other without onions. I posting with onions recipe only for now.


Tomatoes - 6 to 8 Medium
Onions - 2 to 4 small
Garlic - 5 to 7 pods
Toor Dal/Red Lentils/Pigeon Peas - 1 cup
Salt - to taste
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tbsp

To Temper:

Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Red Chillies - 1 
Asafoetida - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - 5 to 7
Coriander Leaves - fist full


Cut tomatoes and onions. Just slice them into four or five parts only.
Cook the dal in a pressure cooker for three whistles or we can cook it separately also till the dal done. Once done mash it with ladle and keep it a side.
Heat oil and add all the ingredients under 'To Temper'.
When they start spluttering add onions and fry them till the onions become translucent. 
Add tomatoes and fry for 5 minutes. Once they are cooked and become soft add salt and turmeric powder, allow it to cook for 5 more minutes.
Once done add the mashed dal and red chilli powder.
Stir well. Tasty and simple tomato pappu or tomato dal is ready to serve.
Chall mirapakayalu/Curd chillies is the best accompaniment to it. 
Serve tomato pappu with rice or roti.

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