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Akura Pappu

Here comes the other simple yet famous dish, Akura Pappu, Pappu is famous in most Telugu speaking home, where any kind of spinach is cooked in Toor dal(pappu) with blend of curry leaves and hind flavor.

It also provides the nutritional benefits of dal, which is great for those looking for something tangy with mild spice that AP foods are known for. It goes well with cooked rice.

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Akura Pappu




Course : Lunch



Cuisine : Indian



Prep time : 5 minutes



Process time : 20 minutes



Total time : 25 minutes


Ingredients:

  • Spinach - 1 bunch

  • Toor dal - 1/4 cup

  • Onion - 1

  • Tomato - 2

  • Green chili - 3

  • Garlic - 6

  • Tamarind - 1 inch

  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp

  • Curry leaves - 1 string

  • Water - 1 cup

  • Ground nut oil - 2 tsp

Instructions:

  1. Clean and wash the spinach leaves well and keep aside

  2. in a pan/cooker take toor dal and wash it, add chopped spinach

  3. Now add chopped onion, tomatos, garlic, green chili, tamarind

  4. Then add cumin seeds, turmeric powder

  5. Add required water with a drop of oil (to make the spinach to cook faster)

  6. Cover and cook for 3 whistles

  7. Once the steam is out, remove the lid, then mush it well with the smasher by adding required salt in it

  8. In a pan add groundnut oil

  9. Once oil is heated add mustard seeds, allow it to crack

  10. Then add curry leaves, add this tadka to the smashed spinach, mix it

  11. Now boil the spinach for 10 minutes with required water consistency

  12. Serve hot with white rice

Pictorial :

washed toor dal
washed toor dal

onion
onion

tomato
tomato

green chili
green chili

garlic
garlic

cumin seeds
cumin seeds

turmeric powder
turmeric powder

tamarind
tamarind

chopped spinach
chopped spinach

cook the spinach
cook the spinach

salt as per taste
salt as per taste

mush it
mush it

water for consistency
water for consistency

in a pan add oil
in a pan add oil

mustard seeds
mustard seeds

curry leaves
curry leaves

add tadka into spinach
add tadka into spinach

serve hot

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