pesara pappu talimpu / moong dal fry



Pesara pappu talimpu is a very easy, quickly made n very tasty recipe..i got this recipe from my mother.when we  don't have time to cook curry v can go for this dal..

it hardly takes 15 minutes in a pressure cooker..

Ingredients:P1290346P1290349 P1290347 P1290348 P1290354P1290356P1290366

Moong dal / Peasara pappu 1 cup

Onion  1 small

Tomato 1

green chillies 3

curry leafs

1 to 2 tspns of oil

garlic 4 cloves  P1290344

red chillies 4P1290338P1290340P1290332P1290330P1290328P1290333

mustard  seeds 1/2 tspn ( avaalu)

cumin seeds 1/2 tspn      ( jeelakarra)

turmeric powder 1/2 tspn

salt to taste

red chilli powder( optional)

lemon juice


soak moong dal in water for at least 5 minutes. cut the onion  n green chillies into long slices.crush the garlic cloves.chop the tomato.

Heat the pressure cooker  n add oil.when the oil is heat..reduce the flame to sim n add crushed garlic cloves n sauté for a 10 seconds, now add red chillies to it n sauté it for 4 to 5 seconds( red chillies should be broken to middle). Now add cumin and mustard seeds n sauté until the mustard seeds start popping add sliced onions, green chillies n curry leaves,

sauté for 5 seconds ..add  tomato  and sauté it for 1 minute add  the soaked moong dal to the tadka( soaked dal should be  washed well and water should be drained out) .Add 3 cups of water to it… now add salt,turmeric powder,red chilli powder ( its added only if the spice is very less or if u add less number green chillies). increase the flame to medium to high, close the cooker n let it cook until 3 open the lid, smash the dal well and taste it to adjust the spices in add lemon juice to it as required …  serve hot..


This can be served with rice and tastes awesome with ghee and / or  pickle in rice….

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