Senaga pappu [ chana dal ] – 1/2 cup soaked for 3 to 4 hours

Onion – 1 medium size cut into cubes

Green chillies – 3 slit

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt – 1 tsp

Water – 2 cups

Freshly grated coconut- 1cup loosely packed


Ghee – 1tbsp

Oil – 1tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Garlic – 4 mashed

Dry red chillies – 4

Curry leaves – few


  1. Cook the dal with 2 cups of water till it turns soft but not mushy. Strain the dal and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil and ghee in a pan and add mustard seeds. Let them splutter.
  3. Add all the remaning ingredients one by one. Fry for few seconds and add onions and green chillies.
  4. Add turmeric powder and salt. Fry till the onions turns transparent.
  5. Add strained dal and fry on medium flame for 5 to 6 minutes.
  6. Then add freshly grated coconut and fry for 4 to 5 minutes.
  7. Serve with rice and rasam.

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