Beerakaya Pappu is one dal which we rarely prepare as we can rarely spare beerakaya for dal! What an excuse to skip this delicious dal, don't you all think? This is usually a staple for new moms with very little toor dal as it is very high in fiber and easily digestible too. Without much ado, here is how we prepare at home..

Ingredients - 

Turai/Beerakaya chopped 1 medium
Toor Dal (Kandi Pappu) 1 cup
Salt as per taste
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Green Chillies 6-7 (or as per taste)
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1 tsp, Urad dal 1 tsp, Jeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tsp, Hing couple pinches, 1 dried red chilli)
Lemon Juice 2 tsp or tamarind juice 2 Tbsp

Method Of Preparation - 

Boil Toor dal in a pressure cooker.

After the cooker cools down, heat a sauce pan and add oil and the seasoning. 

Once the mustard seeds splutter and the urad dal is brown add the chopped turai and let the turai cook. (Alternatively cook turai along with toor dal in the pressure cooker).

Add boiled toor dal, chopped green chillies ,turmeric and salt. (If using tamarind juice now is the time to add) 

Let the dal simmer for couple of minutes and (Squeeze in the lemon juice now if not using tamarind juice) serve over hot rice and ghee.

Sending this delicious dal to 

 Jagruti's'CMT-Daal/Kadhi/Sambar/Rasam' guest hosted by Enveetu Kitchen and

'MLLA #30' hosted by Priya Mitharwal and initiated by Susan.

Serves Approx 4 Adults
Preparation Time 35 min
Posted by Harini on Saturday, December 11, 2010


  1. Simplyfood Says:
  2. Healthy and delicious dhal looks so tempting and delicious.

  3. Priya Suresh Says:
  4. Fingerlicking dal, tooo delicious..

  5. Unknown Says:
  6. Delicious dal and very simple too.

  7. healthy n very yummy looking !

  8. looks inviting...awesome dal curry...

  9. aipi Says:
  10. Looks so very delicious n comforting!

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