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5 from 1 vote

Pesarapappu Charu (Moong dal Rasam)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: soups stews
Cuisine: andhra
Servings: 46 serving
Author: Pavani


  • 1 cup Moong dal (Pesara pappu)
  • 1 Red onion – medium, chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes (ripe), medium, chopped
  • 3 chilies Green
  • 2 tbsps Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp chili powder Red
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • ½ tsp Fenugreek seeds (menthulu)
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 chilies Red
  • pinch Asafoetida


  • Pressure cook dal till done with onions, tomatoes, green chilies, chili powder, turmeric and ¼ tsp of fenugreek seeds.
  • Heat 1tsp oil in a sauce pan, add mustard and cumin seeds. After the seeds splutter, add red chilies and hing.
  • Add the seasoning and 1 cup of water to the dal and cook for about 10 minutes on medium flame.
  • Add lemon juice and chopped coriander after removing from the flame and mix well.