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Pappula Podi Charu

Pappula Podi Charu

 Another wonderful recipe tried in my kitchen,Heard this name but have no recipe  so just to get the taste i tried with my own selection of ingredients with the Roasted chana dal as the main ingredient..Came out so well and ofcourse tasty and easy to prepare when no time to boil dal and do the sambhar kind of stuff….Just try this…satisfaction gauranteed as I Promised in my blog…

The main Ingredient is Pappulu/Putnalu/Roasted Chana dal/Roasted Garbanzo split beans/Dalia/Veinchina Senaga Pappu….As the Name goes…

Pappulu/Putnalu/Veinchina senaga Pappu


Pappulu/Putnalu – 1 cup. Grind to a smooth powder 

Onion – 1 finely chopped

Green chili – 2 sliced

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Tomato 1 small – sliced

Ginger garlic Paste – 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1 pinch

Salt – to taste

Tamarind juice – 1 cup

Rasam Powder (Priya or Eastern Rasam Powder) – 2 Tbsps

Fresh coriander – a handful chopped

For Tempering/Tadka/Talimpu

Oil – 1 tsp

Mustard – 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves – few

Red Dry chillies – 4-5 small round ones

Garlic – 3 cloves crushed


Take a saucepan or thick bottom vessel and place all the ingredients except fresh coriander and whisk well to mix,add 4-5 cups of water and  place this pan over a med heat and bring to a boil stirring at intervals.

When starts to boil turn of heat and prepare tempering in another small pan  by heating oil and frying the other ingredients mentioned as usual and add to the Prepared Pappula Podi Charu and now add the fresh coriander.

Roasted chana dal/Putnalu Podi Charu

 This is Absolutely Tasty and Delicious….Serve with Rice and Fish Fry


Pappu Charu (A Thin Lentil Stew/Soup)

Pappu Charu

This dish is a must in every Andhra home almost everyday in some homes.This is a tasty dish served with white steamed rice along with any vegetable fry ,Pappad and pickle with a little ghee ,which makes the family lunch a tasty thali.


Toor Dal/Kandipappu/Pigeon pea – 1 cup

Onion – 1 med chopped

Tomato – 1 small chopped

Green chilli – 1 chopped

Curry leaves – few

Garlic – 2 pods

Turmeric powder – 1/6 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Coriander – 1/2 tsp

Tamarind juice – 1 cup

Fresh coriander – a handful chopped

For tempering/Tadka/Talimpu

Ingredients for Tempering

Oil – 2 tsps

Mustard – 1/2 tsp

Cumin/Jeera – 1/2 tsp

Curry Leaves – few

Red chillies – 5 small round

Garlic – 2 pods crushed


Wash and boil toor dal with enough water in a pressure cooker along with all the ingredients mentioned above ,Except Tamarind and fresh coriander.

When dall is boiled turn off heat and let the pressure released and now mash well,add salt and tamarind juice and 3-4 cups of water and bring to a boil.

Adjust the tamarind according to your taste.

Prepare the tempering,by heating oil in a small pan and spluttering the seeds first and then add garlic and onionmas they turn brown add the curry leaves and red chillies and fry.


Add this to the boiled dal(Pappu Charu).

Adding To dal

Serve hot with Rice.This goes well with Idlis Also.

Celery and Carrot Soup

Celery and Carrot Soup

This is a simple and easy recipe to prepare delicious soup of Celery and Carrot.Celery is considered as a vegetable packed with lot of nutrients and minerals.This is salty in taste…Know more about this vegetable  after the recipe…

Things you need

Celery sticks – 2 slightly peeled and chopped

Carrot – 1 peeled and chopped

Onion – 1 sliced

Garlic – 1 pod

Bay leaf – 1

Fresh milk -250 ml

Butter – 1” cube

Salt  – as per taste

White pepper – 1/8 tsp


Heat a sauce pan and add butter to it,lower the flame and add the crushed garlic,onion,bay leaf and saute 2 mins.

Peeled And chopped Carrots

Now add the washed and chopped celery and carrot pieces and stir 2-3 mins,add 2 cups of water and simmer.Cook till tender,cool remove the bay leaf and discard.Then blend in a blender to get smooth puree of celery and carrot and keep aside.(If you can’t take all the fibre strain and add to milk).

Now place the same sauce pan and add milk to it and bring to boil,add the pureed mixture salt and pepper to the pan and stir well lower heat and simmer 5 mins .

Turn of heat and pour into soup serving dishes, garnish with thin strips of carrot and celery and a dallop of creme(optional)

To Know More About Celery Read This….

Celery Sticks

Celery is widely used in various forms of dishes or even eaten raw.The whole plant is useful for our human body.

  1. The leaves are used in salads.
  2. The stalks are used in soups and juices.
  3. The root is used as vegetable and is also called as Celeriac.
  4. The Celery Seeds oil is used in perfumes.

This celery is:

  • High in Dietary Fibre.
  • High in Natural salt.
  • High in Vitamins A,B2,B5,B6,C,K
  • High in minerals, Calcium,phosphorous,magnesium and potassium
  • Low in calories and Cholesterol

To get more Celery into your diet

  • Add more celery while preparing meat or vegetable broth
  • Add to juices and other veg dishes
  • Eat raw celery sticks as a healthy snack.
  • Serve salads with low fat dressings.

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