Pappu Charu Recipe

Pappu Charu Recipe:

pappu charu


 red gram lentil/dal/toor dal 1 1/2 cup
 green chillies-4 cut length wise
1 small ball size tamarind, soaked in 1 cup water
 red chilli powder-1 tsp
 turmeric powder/haldi --1/2 tsp
chopped cilantro--1 tsp
2 cups of water
red gramsalt as per taste

for tempering/tadka:

 urad dal/black gram dal--1 tsp
cumin seeds/jeera--1 tsp
mustard seeds/rai--1 tsp                                                                              
2-3 torn dried red chillies
1 garlic clove, crushed and chopped
few curry leaves
 oil--3 tsp



step 1:Wash and soak the dal for about 20 mins . Boil it in a pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles.

step 2:and soak medium marble-size tamarind ball in 1 cup of hot water. Once the tamarind is soft, pulp it with hands and filter it. Keep the tamarind water aside and if there is more pulp in the remaining tamarind repeat the same with 1/2 cup water this time and continue so on till you have squeezed all the pulp out of the tamarind just like you do for sambhar preparation.

step 3:In a deep sauce pan add the red onions, chillies and squeeze in the tomato pieces. To this add the tamarind water, cooked dal, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt, mix well and if required add water if the mix is too thick.  till the onions are cooked.

step 4:Lastly temper it with seasoning by heating oil in a  pan add the mustard, cumin seeds, urad dal/black gram dal then add the torn dried red chillies, curry leaves, and garlic. Once they are golden brown turn off the heat and. Immediately pour this seasoning into the dal soup,and leave it 5 min. Pappu charu is ready!


step5:cooked dal mixed with tamarind water, onions, tomatoes, chillies, turmeric, salt and chilli powder
Pappu charu boiling on medium high 5 min.

pappu with chapathi


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