Tomato Pappu

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 500 g - tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 cup - toor dal (soaked in water for 1 hour)
  • 1 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 90 g -onions (finely chopped)
  • 4 - green chillies (slit into half and seeded)
  • salt
  • For tempering:
  • 1/4 cup - clarified butter
  • 3/4 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 8 flakes - garlic (crushed)
  • 4 - whole red chillies
  • 12- curry leaves

How to Make Tomato Pappu

  • Add dal, tomatoes, turmeric, red chilli powder, onions and green chillies in a pan.
  • Bring to a boil, remove the scum, reduce to low heat, simmer, stirring at regular intervals until the lentils are mashed.
  • Continue to simmer.
  • To prepare the tempering, heat ghee in frying pan, add mustard and cumin seeds. Stir on medium heat until they begin to pop.
  • Add garlic and stir-fry until golden brown.
  • Then add red chillies and curry leaves, stir until the chillies becomes bright red and pour over the simmering dal. Remove and add seasoning.