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Protein
8.6g / 17%
Carbohydrates
29.9g / 60%
Fats
5g / 23%
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Indian Main Course

Tomato Pappu Recipe

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42Min
Medium
Tomato Pappu is a traditional favorite in Andhra Households and is made very frequently. In the Rayalaseema region of Andhra, dal is prepared very thick and if you mix it with rice and ghee, you should actually be able to make rice balls of it.

Ingredients

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4 Servings
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This dish was made for 4 here

1  Sachet
MAGGI Masala-ae-Magic
1  Cup
Arhar Dal
2.5  Cups
Water
0.5  Teaspoon
Turmeric Powder
3 
Tomato
30  gms
Tamarind
1  Pinch
Salt (To Taste)
1  Tablespoon
Oil
1  Teaspoon
Mustard Seeds
0.5  Teaspoon
Cumin Seeds
5  Cloves
Garlic
1 
Onion (Sliced)
3 
Dry Red Chillies
6 
Curry Leaves
3  Tablespoons
Coriander Leaves (Chopped)

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Nutrition Value

Energy
194.5 kcal
Protein
8.57 g
Carbohydrates
29.89 g
Fats
4.96 g
Information per serving
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Instruction

42 Minutes
Step 1
15 Min
Prepare ingredients as mentioned in the list. Tomato Pappu Recipe
Step 2
10 Min
Wash the dal and pressure cook with 2½ cup water, turmeric powder, tomatoes and tamarind for 3 whistles. Mash the dal and add salt as per taste. Tomato Pappu Recipe
Step 3
8 Min
Heat oil in a karahi, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and allow it to splutter. Add mashed garlic, onion, dry red chillies and curry leaves. Cook till the onion turns pink and mixture is aromatic. Tomato Pappu Recipe
Step 4
7 Min
Add the above seasoning and MAGGI Masala-ae-Magic to cooked and mashed dal. Add some hot water if too thick to get desired consistency. Simmer for a few minutes. Tomato Pappu Recipe
Step 5
2 Min
Add salt if required and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with steamed rice. Tomato Pappu Recipe
Tomato Pappu Recipe

Step 1 of 5

Prepare ingredients as mentioned in the list.

Tomato Pappu Recipe

Step 2 of 5

Wash the dal and pressure cook with 2½ cup water, turmeric powder, tomatoes and tamarind for 3 whistles. Mash the dal and add salt as per taste.

Tomato Pappu Recipe

Step 3 of 5

Heat oil in a karahi, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and allow it to splutter. Add mashed garlic, onion, dry red chillies and curry leaves. Cook till the onion turns pink and mixture is aromatic.

Tomato Pappu Recipe

Step 4 of 5

Add the above seasoning and MAGGI Masala-ae-Magic to cooked and mashed dal. Add some hot water if too thick to get desired consistency. Simmer for a few minutes.

Tomato Pappu Recipe

Step 5 of 5

Add salt if required and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with steamed rice.

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