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Palakura Pappu



Palakura Pappu is a traditional Indian curry made with spinach and lentils. It is a popular dish in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The dish is made by cooking lentils with spinach, onions, garlic, ginger, and spices. It is usually served with steamed rice or roti. It is a healthy and nutritious dish that is high in protein and fiber.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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split green gram (pachai payaru)

1 cup

chopped onions

1/2 cup

chopped tomatoes

1/2 cup

cumin seeds

1/2 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon


1/2 teaspoon


2 tablespoons

Salt to taste



Step 1:

Soak the split green gram in water for about an hour.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds.

Step 3:

When the seeds start to splutter, add the chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.

Step 4:

Add the chopped tomatoes and sauté for a few minutes.

Step 5:

Add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and asafoetida and mix well.

Step 6:

Add the soaked split green gram and mix well.

Step 7:

Add enough water to cover the dal and bring it to a boil.

Step 8:

Simmer the flame and cook until the dal is cooked and soft.

Step 9:

Add salt to taste and mix well.

Step 10:

Serve hot with steamed rice or roti.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 10271 users have chowed down on Palakura Pappu a whopping 32289 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune are the top 5 cities gobbling up Palakura Pappu like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Palakura Pappu, our users are head over heels in november, but the interest cools down in august.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Palakura Pappu is the food of choice for 28-30 female, with people of 35-40 BMI also on board.

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