Endimirapakaya Pappu ~ Red Chilli Dal

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Endimirapakaya Pappu with Rice is our comfort food. I thought this deserves a post on its own and not to be clubbed in my Lunch box series, though LBSs features simple dals.

Endimirapakaya is Dried Red chillies and this features as main ingredient in this Dal. Colloquially this is also called Pulagora which means a mess but this is a lovely mess I vouch. This dal goes well with anything and everything. Of course don’t try to drink it as such as its spicy.

When as travel worn, we get back home, this is the dal Amma makes to rejuvenate everybody to perk up and gear up to their routine schedule again. And believe me it gets done in a jiffy. This is quite common in Rayallaseema, Andhra and maybe now its been adapted to other areas. Wherever it has originated its a delicious dal to cherish.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins
Cuisine : Andhra

Ingredients Needed

Tur Dal – 1 cup
Dried Red chillies – 12
Onion – 1 small
Tomato – 2 medium
Garlic – 4 pods
Tamarind – 1 ”
Turmeric a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil – 1 tbsp
Water for cooking

For seasoning

Mustard + urud dal – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few

Method to prepare:

Clean the dal and keep aside. Chop onions and tomatoes. Crush the garlic with the skin

Heat oil in cooker. Add seasoning, curry leaves. Once it splutters, sautรฉ onions, red chillies and garlic. Once onion is brown, add dal and fry for few mins.

Then add tomatoes, tamarind, turmeric, and water for cooking. Cover it with lid and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles till the dal is cooked well.

When the pressure is off, take the dal masher or pappu guthi, mash the dal well with the red chillies. Add salt. and cook on high flame for 2 mins.

Dal is ready to serve.

Endimirapakaya Pappu ~ Red Chilli Dal

Cuisine Andhra Pradesh
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  1. Hey this is always made in my kitchen too when I am out of stock for tomatoes, leafy greens or so….I learnt this from my SIL…I think this is very famous dal in southern andhra, where do u belong?

    Nice post and pics thanks for sharing

  2. This one looks like something I could manage. I shall give it a try this week. As you can imagine, the local supermarket is appalling here but fortunately a small specialty store has opened near me that sells out of the ordinary herbs, spices and pulses . Your instructions are very user friendly. Thanks

  3. Thanks for the nice comments SeeC

    Poonam I am so glad that you liked this and my parathas…Very nice of you to take time to comment

    Glad to know that Padma..we are from chittor district and my hubby from Anatapuram district

    Could sra..it is very common in southern andhra

    Thanks Asha

    Thanks for dropping by Lakshmi

    So glad Sharmi..responding in telugu feels very nice

    hah…very glad raji

    Thanks Coffee

  4. This afternoon I made this dish and am as pleased as can be. Not only does it taste great – it looks appetising (sometimes I find the two things hard to co-ordinate). I really was surprised how well it turned out!!! Thanks, Linda

  5. I was so bored of dals – tomato, palak and raw-mango are the ones I used sofar. I never used garlic or never fried toor dal.
    Friday night; so thought of trying something different. Boy o Boy!! My taste buds came to life again. This is what I call pure-authentic-prestine andhra dal!! The aroma is just great. I think it accentuated because of fried toor dal!!?!
    Waiting for my wife to be back from india so that I could show-off my new culinary skill. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thank you so much Srivalli garu.

  6. Suma, Thanks for the feedback. Glad you liked it

    sri, good that you tried it. This is a regular at our home and is the most wanted one. Glad you tried and liked. Am sure you wife will be very pleased. Yeah the frying adds to the taste along with crushed whole garlic!

  7. Hey! That was an amazing recipe. I'm a 15 year old and since my parents went out, I wanted to make something for them by the time they came back! They were always favourites of pappu so I made it and it was an instant success. I'm glad u took ur time to make something like this and post in on ur website so that we could take help of it! Once again thank u very much. ๐Ÿ™‚

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