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