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Pappu is a traditional dish from the Andhra Pradesh,Telangana, and Karnataka regions of India. It is a lentil-based stew made with toor dal (split pigeon peas) and is usually served with rice. Pappu is usually cooked with vegetables such as onions, tomatoes, and green chillies, and is seasoned with spices such as cumin, coriander, and turmeric. It is often garnished with fresh coriander leaves and served with a dollop of ghee.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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Toor Dal

1 cup

Turmeric Powder

1/2 teaspoon

Red Chilli Powder

1 teaspoon

Coriander Powder

1 teaspoon

Cumin Powder

1 teaspoon

Garam Masala

1 teaspoon

Mustard Seeds

1 teaspoon

Cumin Seeds

1 teaspoon

Urad Dal

1 teaspoon

Chana Dal

1 teaspoon

Fenugreek Seeds

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

Garlic Paste

Green Chillies, chopped


Onion, chopped


Tomatoes, chopped



2 tablespoons

Salt to taste

Coriander Leaves, chopped



Step 1:

Wash and soak the toor dal in enough water for about 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Drain the water and transfer the dal to a pressure cooker.

Step 3:

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, salt and 2 cups of water.

Step 4:

Pressure cook the dal for 3-4 whistles or until it is cooked well.

Step 5:

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, chana dal and fenugreek seeds.

Step 6:

When the seeds start to crackle, add asafoetida, ginger-garlic paste and green chillies.

Step 7:

Saute for a few seconds and then add the chopped onion.

Step 8:

Fry the onion until it turns golden brown.

Step 9:

Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for a few minutes.

Step 10:

Add the cooked dal and mix well.

Step 11:

Simmer the flame and cook for 5-7 minutes.

Step 12:

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 14302 users have chowed down on Pappu a whopping 50986 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Pappu, our users are head over heels in december, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Pappu is the food of choice for 28-30 female, with people of 20-25 BMI also on board.

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