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Nov 22, 2009

Simple Cauliflower Pappu

Today I am blogging about a simple but delicious pappu (daal) made with cauliflower. This is an ultimate comfort food for any day.


  • 1 cup Toor Daal (Kandi Pappu)
  • ½ cup Cauliflower Florets, finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes, chopped into pieces
  • 2 or 3 Green Chilies, cut into small pieces
  • A pinch of Turmeric Powder
  • A pinch of Asafetida (Inguva, Hing)
  • Some Cilantro Leaves
  • Salt as required

For Tempering/Seasoning:

  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Oil


Pressure-cook toor dal until 3-4 whistles.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a bowl/pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add cumin seeds.

Then add cauliflower + tomato + green chilies, pour little water and leave it on medium flame until the veggies cook well.

When the veggies become soft, add the cooked toor dal and mix well. To this add turmeric powder + hing and mix well. Add little more water, if needed.

Finally add cilantro + salt and mix well. When dal comes to a boil, turn off the flame.

Transfer the cooked dal to a serving bowl and enjoy. It goes well with rice/chapathi.

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Shanthi Krishnakumar said... [Reply]

Simple and healthy pappu

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Pappu looks gorgeous, delicious and prefect with rice and rotis...simply superb Uma!

Lavanya Raj said... [Reply]

Looks Delicious Uma! Just now had dal for lunch..dal is my all time favo..

Anonymous said... [Reply]

I've never added veggies to dal! Looks super yummy :)

Nandinis food said... [Reply]

Super dal! The dal is awesome and kewl!

Suparna said... [Reply]

hey uma,
simple stir fries are heavenly to taste na :) ur dish looks delish :) wanna have it with rotis right away :)

Finla said... [Reply]

I love dal it is a comfort food for me with rice and this just looks so so yumm.

Tina said... [Reply]

Nice combination. Gravy looks so creamy and colourful.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

never tried cauliflower pappu.... Interesting combination..

chef and her kitchen said... [Reply]

Lovely comfortable dal....never made wid gobi..

Unknown said... [Reply]

nice healthy dal..i make dal with veges like spinach, carrots etc for my son, but never tried adding cauliflower..this should go well with chapatis...

Sailaja Damodaran said... [Reply]

Never tried this combo

Unknown said... [Reply]

Healthy and delicious pappu.. perfect with roti.

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

I've never tried this combination...looks delicious Uma :)

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

wow, cauliflower dal, sounds very comfy

Cham said... [Reply]

Never made dhal and caulif, looks tasty and delicious with rice.

Cilantro said... [Reply]

My kerala friends make something simi;lar, looks good. I shall give it a try.

Unknown said... [Reply]

That surely looks delicious, nice one.

Raje said... [Reply]

Never made pappu with cauliflower Uma, Looks very delicious and healthy! Nice picture..

Padma said... [Reply]

Healthy dal and nice variaiton with cauliflower and picture looks very tempting Uma :)

Suma Gandlur said... [Reply]

Definitely new to me. Really didn't know that cauliflower can be used to make pappu.

Anupama said... [Reply]

Never heard of dhal with cauliflower... different yet healthy and tasty one I bet :-)

Raks said... [Reply]

Nice recipe,never knew that we can make paapu with cauliflower!

notyet100 said... [Reply]

dal looks delish,..

my kitchen said... [Reply]

Simple Healthy and delicious,Can i take 1 cup

Sreelekha Sumesh said... [Reply]

That looks very delicious!!!simple and healthy.

Priyameena said... [Reply]

Wonderful comfort food..Looks totally yummy..

Shri said... [Reply]

I never had/made it before but I always had this wild idea of making with eggplant..I am not sure how it would turn out to be but yours is looking so so good!

Padhu Sankar said... [Reply]

Never tried dal with cauliflower. Sounds interesting.

Supriya said... [Reply]

Hi, I stumbled upon ur Cauliflower Daal recipe yesterday...I was looking to make something other than our usual amti/varan and had all the ingredients on hand. So made it instantly and loved it. Next I have my sights on ur tomato rava dosa for this weekend's breakfast.

San!!! said... [Reply]

Such a comfort dal to prepare with cauliflower,looks wonderful.I add lil ghee on it when having them with rice.

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