Tuesday, December 28, 2010

menthi kura pappu(fenugreek leaves pappu)


  • toor dal(kandi pappu)  3/4 cup
  • fenugreek leaves  one bunch( 1 cup)
  • green chilies 3 cut in to two pieces
  • tomato 1 big sliced
  • tamarind  half of lemon size
  • red chilie powder 2 tsp
  • salt to tase
for seasoning:

  • oil 3 Tbls
  • medium size onion cut into big pieces
  • cumin seeds 1 1/2 tsp
  • mustard seeds 1 1/2 tsp
  • curry leaves  few
  • turmeric 1/2 tsp
  • hing pinch
wash the tamarind and  add warm water keep it a side.
wash the toor dal and add enough water to boil, then add fenugreek leaves, tomato pieces,green chilie pieces and pressure cook it(up to 3 whistles).
after cooker cools down,take out the pappu add salt ,tamrind juice, red chilie powder and turmeric to it.
take a heavy bottom sauce pan heat the oil and crackle cumin and mustard seeds and add chopped onions and curry leaves,fry them little bit ,now add hing and immediately add fenugreek and pappu mixture to it, let it boil for 10 minutes keep mixing it in between,
after 10 minutes switch off the flame and cover it with lid, now if you want you can add coriander leaves but i didn't add them because i want only fenugreek taste if we add cilantro it dominates the fenugreek flavour.


Swathi said...

Looks delicious, nice recipe. good with chapathi

aipi said...

wow, that looks simply delicious and mouth watering..I love fenugreek flavor very much!

US Masala

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Very yummy pappu!

Varunavi said...

Looks delicious...First time here,we both share a same name :)

Sweetened by Kagi said...

Your dishes always look so delicious and I love the way you present your images!