Kandi pappu [toor dal] – 1/2cup [soak 1 hour]

Medium size tomatoes – 3 cut into cubes

Medium size onion – 1 cut into pieces

Green chillies – 4 slit

Water – 2 cups

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1/2tsp

Salt – 1 1/2tsp


Ghee – 1tbsp

Oil – 1tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp

Mashed garlic – 4

Dry red chillies – 4 pieces

Curry leaves – few


  1. Wash kandi pappu well. Take a pressure cooker and add kandi pappu, chopped tomatoes, , chopped onions , water and green chillies.
  2. Boil on high flame till the first whistle. Adjust flame to low and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Switch off the flame and allow the pressure to release. Open lid and add turmeric powder, salt and red chilli powder.
  4. Lightly mash dal and adjust the consistency of dal according to your taste by adding water.
  5. For talimpu, heat oil and ghee in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  6. Add all the remaning ingredients one by one and fry for few seconds and pour the cooked dal over talimpu.
  7. Mix well for 2 minutes and switch off the flame.
  8. Serve with rice and roti. You can add lemon juice or tamarind juice.

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