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May 14, 2012

Split Moong Dal Stew (Pesara Pappu Kootu)

Split Moong Dal Stew (Pesara Pappu Kootu)

Belated Happy Mother’s Day to all! Hope you had a nice one. Coming to today’s recipe, this is a different kind of dal recipe where we cook moong dal with a tasty combination of coconut, urad dal and vegetables. We love to make different kinds of pappu varieties. This is very delicious yet simple recipe that goes well with steaming hot rice. 

  • 1 cup Split Yellow Moong Dal (పెసర పప్పు)
  • ½ cup fresh Coconut, grated
  • 1 medium sized Potato, peeled and cubed
  • A pinch of Turmeric
  • 6 small pieces of Drumstick
  • 5 dry Red Chili
  • 3 tsp Black Gram (మినప్పప్పు, Urad Dal)
  • Salt
For Seasoning/Tempering:
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • 2 dry Red Chilies (Optional)

Split Moong Dal Stew (Pesara Pappu Kootu)

  1. Dry roast red chilies + urad dal and grind into a smooth paste along with grated coconut. Keep aside.
  2. Pressure cook moong dal until cooked (for 3 whistles).
  3. Meanwhile pour some water into a bowl and add potato + drumstick pieces. Add a pinch of turmeric and allow the vegetables to cook well.
  4. Then add the coconut paste and stir well. Allow the contents cook for 5 minutes more.
  5. Later add cooked dal and mix well. Add salt as needed. Keep the dal on low flame for some time until all the contents are blended well.
  6. Then heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they pop, add cumin seeds + curry leaves + red chilies and sauté well.
  7. Pour this seasoning on top of the cooking dal, mix well and turn off the flame.
  8. Transfer the contents to a serving bowl and enjoy the great smelling and delicious kootu with steaming hot rice.  


R said... [Reply]

looks really healthy and flavorful.

Shobha said... [Reply]

This is really a nice and different recipe of kootu..looks flavourful..

Lavanya said... [Reply]

Good one uma

Tina said... [Reply]

Delicious stew...

Madhavi said... [Reply]

Yummyyy stew!!


Hari Chandana P said... [Reply]

Wowwww... looks super delicious and healthy.. perfect for this hot summer :)
Indian Cuisine

Shanthi Krishnakumar said... [Reply]

Superb!!! Looks awesome.

Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

good one..we love this

Indian Khana said... [Reply]

Yum....looks so gud and nice pic

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Yummy and nutritious kootu.

Cham said... [Reply]

This one looks good with coconut. Love the color. How re the kids? Did they finish the State exam?

Pavani said... [Reply]

looking delicious..

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