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Tomato Pappu

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine andhra
Servings 68 serving


  • 1 cup Toor dal (Kandi pappu)
  • 3 Tomatoes – ripe, chopped
  • 3 chilies Green – chopped
  • 6 Curry leaves
  • ½ tsp chili powder Red
  • 1 tsp masala Kitchen King (optional)
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 chilies Dry Red
  • to taste Salt


  • Pressure cook dal until soft and mushy.
  • Heat 2tsp oil in a saucepan; add the mustard and cumin seeds; after they splutter add red chilies and hing, sauté for few seconds.
  • Then add chopped tomatoes, green chilies; cover and cook until tomatoes are cooked and turn mushy.
  • Add cooked dal, red chili powder, masala powder and salt; simmer for 10 minutes on medium flame.


Serve with rice or roti.I had my pappannam with gongura pachadi.