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Jul 12, 2010

Celery Pappu

A healthy way to eat regular daal and tastes so delicious too!!


  • 1 cup Pigeon Peas (Kandi Pappu, Toor daal)
  • 1 cup diced Celery
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • Few Cilantro leaves
  • A pinch of Turmeric
  • 3 or 4 Green chilies, chopped
  • Salt

For Seasoning/Tempering:

  • 1 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • A pinch of Asafetida (Inguva, Hing)


Pressure cook daal until it is cooked. Keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan or bowl and add all the other ingredients under For Seasoning/Tempering in order.

Then add all the chopped vegetables (celery, tomato and green chilies) and mix well. Add turmeric and mix well.

Pour some water, cover and allow the vegetables to cook well.

When the veggies appear to be cooked, add cooked daal and mix well. Add salt as needed.

Keep the pan on low flame for 2 minutes, sprinkle chopped cilantro on top and turn off the flame.

Transfer the pappu to a serving bowl and enjoy with rice or chapathis.


Finla said... [Reply]

Indeed a healthy addition with celery.

Akanksha said... [Reply]

pappu looks tasty and healthy...

Hamaree Rasoi said... [Reply]

Simple yet healthy dal.Perfect with hot rice. Uma i think u forgot to mention veggies in the ingredients section.
Hamaree Rasoi

Prema said... [Reply]

Wow!!! luks so delicious,yummy...too gud presentation.

Satya said... [Reply]

hi uma,
very healthy dal ...very new combo for me never tried it ...looks wonderful ...thanks for sharing

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Uma said... [Reply]


Thanks for the correction Deepa. But I already mentioned the veggies in the ingredients list. Those are celery, tomato and green chilies. I will mention about them in preparation too. Thanks again!!

Indian Khana said... [Reply]

Nice combo dear...and looks real gud

Suja Manoj said... [Reply]

Healthy and tasty dal..love with chapatis..nice one dear.

panchpakwan said... [Reply]

This is very creative curry..Looks delicious.

Madhavi said... [Reply]

Healthy post and celery in dal, great idea!!

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Very beautiful and unique pappu, thanks for sharing Uma..

Unknown said... [Reply]

Great way to sneak in celery in normal diet!

RV said... [Reply]

I couldn't eat celery due to it strong flavor,but this recipe is something I can try. yumm.

Sreelekha Sumesh said... [Reply]

Nice dal curry!

Unknown said... [Reply]

looks yummy

Nithu Bala said... [Reply]

Wow! Uma..this is such a lovely recipe..love it Dear..thanks for sharing..

Pari Vasisht said... [Reply]

a nice twist to the usual dal.

Pavani said... [Reply]

pappu is my favt one uma its tempting me very like to have right now with rice by adding ghee

Vegetarian Yogini said... [Reply]

Color-ripe for summer! I can almost feel the flavours that go in it! BTW, is Pappu an Andra dish?

Mythreyi Dilip said... [Reply]

Very innovative to add celery dear:)

retro sweets said... [Reply]

nice post

kanthi said... [Reply]

Pappu is delicious..

Hamsi said... [Reply]

Healthy pappu recipe Uma. I like it. It will suite for my chapathi as side dish.

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said... [Reply]

Uma, tried the celery dal..loved it with both rice and chapathi...i've put a picture in my blog...

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