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Tomato Pappu



Tomato Pappu is a South Indian recipe, more specifically Andhra dish made with lentils and tomatoes. It is a simple and nutritious dish that is usually served with steamed rice. The dish is made by cooking lentils with spices and tomatoes. The cooked lentils are then mashed and mixed with the other ingredients to create a thick, flavorful sauce. Tomato Pappu is a great way to add protein to a vegetarian meal.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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toor dal

2 cups

large tomatoes, chopped


cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

green chillies, chopped



2 tablespoons

Salt to taste



Step 1:

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

Step 2:

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

Step 3:

When the seeds start to splutter, add the chopped tomatoes and green chillies.

Step 4:

Saute for a few minutes until the tomatoes are soft.

Step 5:

Add the soaked toor dal, turmeric powder and salt.

Step 6:

Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.

Step 7:

Reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the dal is cooked.

Step 8:

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! 10645 users have chowed down on Tomato Pappu a whopping 32667 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

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

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Who preferred this food the most?

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

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