Andhra Style Palakura Pappu Recipe (Spinach Dal Recipe)
A comforting dal made with a blend of toor dal and spinach and tempered with curry leaves, mustard seeds and crushed garlic - serve with hot steamed rice and rasam for a simple weeknight dinner.
Andhra Style Palakura Pappu Recipe (Spinach Dal Recipe) is such a comforting dal that can be made in a jiffy. All you have to do is prep for the ingredients and add it in one pot to cook. “Pappu” is a traditional name given to most of the Andhra dishes that have dal as the main ingredient. You can be innovative by adding any kind of green leaves to this dal to create various flavor.
If you are looking for more Dal recipes here are some:
- 1/2 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal)
- 1/2 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split)
- 1 cup Spinach Leaves (Palak) , Washed and chopped
- 1 cup Pearl onions (Sambar Onions)
- 2 Green Chillies , slit
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1/2 cup Tamarind Water
- Salt , to taste To temper
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
- 4 cloves Garlic , coarsely pound
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
- 2 Dry Red Chillies
- 1 teaspoon Oil
How to make Andhra Style Palakura Pappu Recipe (Spinach Dal Recipe)
To begin making the Andhra Style Palakura Pappu, add Arhar dal/toor dal into a pressure cooker with 2 cups water and pressure cook for about 3 whistles.
Switch off the heat and allow it release the pressure by itself.
Once the pressure is released, open the lid and give it a stir.
Place the pressure cooker on low heat and add the tamarind water.
In the meanwhile, heat a small kadai with 1 teaspoon oil. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and allow it splutter.
Add curry leaves and leave it to crackle. Next add dry red chilies and garlic, saute for few seconds and turn off the flame.
Pour this tempering over the Palakura Pappu and stir well.