Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Nimmakaya Pappucharu(Lime lentil soup)

Nimmakaya Pappucharu


Tomatoes1 medium - sized
Onion1/2 Large - sized
Green Chillies3
Cilantro leaves10-15
Garlic1 pod
Lime Juice1 tbsp
Toor dal1/2 cup
Saltas required
Ghee1 tbsp


Urad dal1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds1/2 tsp
Curry leaves5
Broken red chillies2
Turmeric1/4 tsp
Asafetida/hing1 pinch


Boil toor dal with water in a pressure cooker adding salt and turmeric powder.

Mash the boiled dal evenly in to a smooth paste without any lumps.

Add more water to the dal and keep boiling on a low flame.

Chop the onions length wise. Cut the tomatoes into medium size pieces.

Cut the green chillies length wise.

Now add ghee to a pan and add the seasoning ingredients in order mentioned and when the seeds start spluttering add onions, tomatoes, garlic and green chillies and fry them together.

When the onions turn soft and brown add them to the boiling dal. Add salt as required.

Boil dal for another 5-10 minutes and turn off the stove. Add the lemon juice.

Garnish with cilantro.

Serve with steamed rice.


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