Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tomato Pappu Charu / Tomato Dal Rasam

Preparation :-

  • Soak 1/2 a small tea glass of toordal in sufficient water for 15 mins and cook it . Mash dal nicely.

  • Soak bleberry size tamarind in water . After 15 mins extract its juice .

  • Chop 2 ripe tomatoes , crush 4 garlic pods , slit lengthwise 2 or 3 greenchillies .

  • Heat a pan / bowl add 2 tspns oil , add 1/4 tspn urad dal , 1/4 tspn cumin seeds , 1/4 tspn mustard seeds , add chopped green chillies and crushed garlic pods . After a min add 1 strig of curry leaves .

  • Next add chopped tomatoes and mix nicely .

  • While tomatoes r boiling add 1 & 1/4 tspn salt (tata salt) , marble size jaggery , tamarind juice and pinch of turmeric . Mix all nicely . Let tomatoes turn mushy .

  • Now add 1 glass of water ( 250ml) and add mashed dal .

  • Let this boil nicely for 5 mins .

  • Next add 3/4 tspn MTR rasam powder and 3 strigs of chopped coriander leaves . Let this boil for 5 more mins .

  • Switch off the stove and serve hot with rice .


  1. cherishma said...
    hi preethi,
    tried your tomato pappu charu today...but i dint use mtr rasam powder so the taste may be different than yours..but actually i even liked it before adding the rasam powder so it must taste better with mtr..nice receipe..keep it up
    sandhya kris said...
    Hi Preethi,

    I like all your recipies i tried andhra style pappu charu it came out very well... Your presentation is very well. I just Love andhra food :)

    Krithiga said...
    hi, instead of using MTR Rasam powder you can prepare Rasam powder homemade..take Dhaniya-2cups,Thoor Dhal-1cup,peppercorn-1/4thcup,jeera-1/4thcup,red chillies-15,curry leaves-10nos,turmeric powder-1tablespoon.

    1.just grind everything in a coarse consistency.this is my mom's recipe.hope you like it..worth to try.
    Hi Krithiga , i too make home made rasam powder but i use it for regular rasam . When i make pappu charu i like to add MTR . But these days i stopped adding rasam powders in pappu charu , am just making it simple just by replacing it with little amount of chilly powder.

    Shanthi said...
    Hi Preethi,

    I have tried this today and it came out very well.Thanq for posting the recipe and all your other recipes are also too good.Thanq

    Priya Kamath said...
    Hi Preethi,

    I cooked your pappu charu yesterday, and all of us really relished it. Thank you. You seem to be a very experienced cook.

    Can you kindly post the recipe for the below items:
    a) Gatti/Mudda Pappu
    b) Neela Charu
    c) Bhendi Fry.

    Thanks in advance.

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