Thotakura Pulusu ~ Authentic Andhra Dal

Thotakura Pulusu is a typical pappu from Andhra made with greens and toor dal. The pressure cooked dal is mashed and tempered with garlic and other seasoning ingredients. As a side dish for steamed rice, this makes a wonderful meal. I cooked this from Padma for my Andhra Thali. The entire meal was such a […]

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Kerala Paruppu Curry | Parippu Curry

Today’s recipe is part of the Kerala Onam Sadya Feast that I had prepared for Buffet On Table. All South Indian Thali or Banana leaf serving, makes it mandatory that Dal is first served on the rice with ghee. I adapted this recipe from Rajani, who prepared it with Moong dal and the omnipresent Coconut […]

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Sapidi Pappu, Tomato Rasam ~ Simple Andhra Thali

With the full month Blogging Marathon going quite strong in Spice your Life, I hardly get time to cook something else. Saturdays lunches are surely planned properly to make sure I make atleast 3 -4 dishes. The tough part is always putting everything together as the thali that I am so obsessed with. Anyways I […]

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Cooked Toor Dal ~ Indian Basics for Cooking

Ok this is exactly not a mandatory item on the list for Basic ones in Indian Cooking. But I would rather think so. Though cooking toor dal in pressure cooker takes about 10 minutes, having cooked dal on hand is much more convenient. Especially when you are hard pressed to dish up something quick for […]

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Lunch Box Series : LBS#52 ~ Cabbage Moong Dal!

Every time I sit to write a post, I think for a moment what story I have got to share or how to improve my recipe writing. Well I know its a whole topic on its own. But I have aimed to write simple sentences with crisp notes to make the recipe sound as simple […]

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Palak Moong Dal ~ Spinach in Mung Bean!

This was supposed to be the first post to be followed by the Palak Puri. But somehow it got first! Things always happen that way right. We plan something, and something else happens. Anyway how we cope with it and make the best, is the part of the game called life! Well I guess I […]

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Pesarapappu Kura for Poori ~ Yellow Moong Dal

Pesara Pappu Kura

Pesara Pappu or Yellow Moong Dal is a simple yet comforting side dish to be served with Pooris. My bond with this simple dish goes back to my growing up years. Pesara Pappu means Yellow Moong Dal in Telugu. As in Hindi, Dal refers both to the dish and the lentil. Kura in Telugu refers […]

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