Very healthy source of protein for vegeterian.


  • begin making the Andhra style Pappu chaaru, first wash the dal thoroughly and soak it for 15-20 minutes.2.Add the dal chopped tomatoes, chopped onion , green chillies, 6 crushed garlic cloves,turmeric powder and 2 cups of water into a pressure the pressure cooker on a high heat to low and continue of whistles, turn the heat to low and continue to cook for a couple more whistles. The dal should be cooked well enoughto be mashed easily . After 4-5 whistles in all turn the heat off and allow the pressure to release naturally. 4.when you are able to lift the weight easily and open the lid of the pressure cooker , mash cooked dal well using a vegetable masher.5.Add tamarind pulp, salt and the remaining crushed garlic to this and 1 cup water and boil it again till the dal thickens.6.taste the dal and adjust salt and tamarind levels if needed . the chaaru should be tangy,spicy and garlicy.7.FOR TEMPERING-place a tadka ladle on the heat .Add some ghee and warm it up.Add the mustard seeds and allow them to crackle .8.Next ,add asafoetida and curry leaves and allow them to splutter and crisp up.Pour the tempering over the chaaru and serve with Steamed Rice and a dollop of ghee.



4 servings
  • 1 cup arhar dal , 2 green chillies , 10 cloves Garlic, 1 tomato ,1 onion , 2 tbsp Tamarind pulp, 1/2 tsp tumeric powder, salt 1/2 tsp, For tempering- 1 tbsp ghee, 6 curry leaves , 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1g hing.
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