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Bachchali kura Pappu

Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: andhra
Servings: 4 serving


  • 1 cup Moong dal
  • 2 chilies Green
  • 1 Tomato – medium, chopped
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • to taste Salt

For tempering:

  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 red chili Dry – broken
  • 8 Curry leaves


  • Pressure cook moong dal along with the greens, tomato, green chili and turmeric until completely cooked.
  • Heat 2tsp oil in a medium sauce pan, add the tempering ingredients and once the seeds start to splutter add the cooked dal and salt.
  • Add ½ cup of water if dal seems too thick. Simmer on medium-low heat for 5-10 minutes or until the flavors combine. Enjoy!!


We had our pappu with some steamed rice and chamadumpala vepudu (colacassia fry)..
Sending this dal over to My Legume Love Affair (MLLA) # 39 event hosted by Cathy @ What would Cathy Eat?
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