Cook's Hideout: Tomato Pappu and Gongura pachadi

October 14, 2008

Tomato Pappu and Gongura pachadi

Today’s lunch is simple Andhra food, nothing fancy but full of homemade goodness.

Toor dal (Kandi pappu) – 1 cup
Tomatoes – 3 ripe, chopped
Green chilies – 3, chopped
Curry leaves – 6
Red chili powder – ½ tsp
Kitchen King masala – 1 tsp (optional)
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Dry Red chilies – 2
Asafoetiba – pinch
Salt – to taste

  • Pressure cook dal until soft and mushy.
  • Heat 2tsp oil in a saucepan; add the mustard and cumin seeds; after they splutter add red chilies and hing, sauté for few seconds.
  • Then add chopped tomatoes, green chilies; cover and cook until tomatoes are cooked and turn mushy.
  • Add cooked dal, red chili powder, masala powder and salt; simmer for 10 minutes on medium flame.
Serve with rice or roti.I had my pappannam with gongura pachadi.


  1. Hi

    Interesting recipe.. we call daal as paruppu and u said pappu!! :D

    i love Gongura.. could u share the recipe for gongura chutney[andhra style]? thanks!!!

    came here thru Raaga's blog!:)


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