Monday, March 31, 2014

Pappu Charu | Toor Dal Rasam


Pappu Charu

This month we are starting a mega marathon & it will go on for this whole month. We started off with "Andhra Pradesh", which is also my home state & was juggling on which recipe I should choose. 
Pappu Charu or Pappu saru is a well know andhra house hold dish. It is slightly different from the rasam we make. This dish is filled with dal, veggies & spices, which bring out a unique flavor to the dish. This dish basically doesn't need any powders to flavor it but my mom add's a little of rasam powder & it sure does it's magic in this dish.
Pappu Charu
Cook Time-45mins | Serves-3people
Ingredients
1/4Cup toor dal
1Cup water
1Small onion sliced 
2Tomatoes chopped
2Green chili's sliced
1Drumstick cut equally
1/4Tsp turmeric
1Tsp chili powder
1Tbs tamarind pulp
2&1/2Cups water
1/2Tsp sugar
1Tsp rasam powder
1Tbs oil
Salt to taste
Few curry leaves
Seasoning
1Tbs oil
1Tsp mustard
1Tsp Jeera
2Red chili's broken equally
1/4 Tsp Hing / Asafetida
2Garlic cloves chopped
Directions 
- Wash toor dal with lots of water. Take toor dal & drumsticks in a pressure cooker and add 1cup water. Cook it for 2 whistles & switch off heat.
- Heat a deep bottomed vessel with oil. To that add cooked dal, onions, tomatoes, green chili's, chili powder, sugar, salt, turmeric, rasam powder , curry leaves & tamarind pulp to vessel along with 2&1/2cups water. Adjust taste if needed. Mix it well & bring it to boil. 
- Cook on low heat for 15mins or until onions & tomatoes are soft. Switch off heat & rasam is ready.
- Heat a small pan with 1tbs oil. Once it is hot add jeera, mustard, garlic & red chili's. Once the mustards start jumping add hing & switch off heat. 
- Mix the seasoning with rasam.
- Serve with rice, dollop ghee & few papads. 
Note: 
- Remove green chili's from the recipe to reduce the spice level. 
- While seasoning you can add both garlic & hing or just any one of those.


Pappu Charu

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32 comments:

  1. Andhra chaaru is so delicious! I always have this when we have dinner at my Telugu friends place. Looking forward to the recipes for the rest of the month :)

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  2. There are so many ways ot prepare pappu charu. My aunt does it this way, but without rasam powder. I had the dal to the talimpu, add water, tamarind and then boil it.

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  3. A very comforting pappu chaaru indeed!

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  4. I am a big time Rasam fan and hoping to put all Rasams in a folder for easy access.
    Looks tempting .

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  5. The poppu looks awesome on top and chaaru is all our favorite..very lovely pics..

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  6. wow super aromatic and delicious charu :) makes me feel hungry , looks very inviting dear :) Awesome start for the mega marathon :)

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  7. Delicious and lovely looking toor daal rasam. Wonderfully prepared.
    Deepa

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  8. I love the fflavors in this thicker version of rasam

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  9. such a comforting and warming rasam!!

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  10. Flavorful recipe..loved the way u made this dear :)

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  11. That is quite a different rasam than we are all used to. Have noted it down!

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  12. Toor dal rasam looks mouth watering . Very well preparation for first day ....

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  13. Pappu charu is just inviting me, wat a comforting food, whenever i think about Andhra dishes, Pappu charu will definitely hit my mind..Inviting.

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  14. Is it drumstick rasam? wow, very new to me. rasam/charu such a comfort food. i have made 2/3 rasams for this BM!!!

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  15. Delicious curry.....yummy side dish for rice....

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  16. totally love Pappu and Charu from Andhra... yummy !!

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  17. Nice, Comforting Pappu Chaaru. I am sure my kids would love this with their rice.

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  18. Looks very inviting.Must try this out sometime :)

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  19. Great start Sreevalli. That dal looks really good. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

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  20. Wow love the flavours in this dish and the pics ! I had to tear myself away from the pics to read. Awesome.Waiting for the rest.

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  21. I am new to this type of thick rasam. Looks absolutely delicious. I could finish off the whole bowl...

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  22. delectable and what lovely presentation....lovely pictures

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  23. Nice and comforting dish,love to have it woth rice and pappad....

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  24. Tasty and comforting rasam.........goes well with steamed rice!!

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  25. Comforting dish.. Taste wonderful with ghee and hot rice..

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  26. Hearty and warm dish. Bookmarked!

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  27. sorry dear i didn,t realized that i had commented from my husband's account.
    Toor dal rasam looks absolutely delicious !

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