Pindi miriyam is a pretty common dish prepared in various parts of Andhra Pradesh. But there seem to be a few variations too. Traditionally in our family, pindi miriyam is synonymous with Chamagadda/Arbi/Colocasia. My mom says chamagadda pindimiriyam was very popular with my grandparents on both sides. Gradually, mixed vegetables replaced the chamagadda/arbi in this pindi miriyam as my mom started improvising. Also it is a great way to clean out the leftover vegetables! Apparently my grandmother likes this version better :)

My mom says this pindi miriyam is sometimes made without the Toor Dal and that also tastes very good. So here is the version of pindi miriyam which is popular in our families for Day 5 of this marathon ..

Pindi Miriyam

Ingredients -

Toor Dal 3/4 cup
Doodhi/Sorrakaya, peeled and cubed 1 cup
Chikkudukaya / Flat beans, chopped into 1/4 inch 1/4 cup
Capsicum/Green Bell Pepper, chopped 1/4 cup
Tomato , 1 small (Optional)
Tamarind juice 2 Tbsp or as needed
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1 tsp, Urad dal 1 tsp, Jeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tsp, Hing couple pinches, 1 dried red chilli, curry leaves)

To roast and grind -
Chana Dal 2 tsp
Urad Dal 2 tsp
Dhania/Coriander seeds 2 tsp
Dry Red Chilli 5-6  (or as desired)
Peppercorns 7-8 (or as needed)
Coconut Fresh /Dry , grated 3 Tbsp

Method Of Preparation -

Boil the all vegetables except tomatoes and toor dal separately in a pressure cooker until cooked well. [I like to cook the vegetables separately in the microwave sometimes].

Meanwhile roast all the ingredients except coconut listed under the 'roast and grind' and grind adding the coconut and water. I also grind a tomato along but that is totally optional.

After the pressure cooker is safe to open, mix the cooked dal, turmeric and the vegetables and set aside.

Pindi Miriyam

In a heated sauce pan, add oil and the rest of the seasoning. After the mustard seeds pop and urad dal is brown, add the dal and vegetable mix.

Now add the ground paste, salt and tamarind juice. Let the mixture boil enabling the flavors to blend in.

Remove from fire and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

This Goes to 'MLLA - 35' happening at Kannada Cuisine started by Susan.

Also sending this to Kiran's 'Cooking with Whole Foods'  event happening at Veggie Platter, the ingredient being Toor Dal / Pigeon Peas.

Here are my previous posts under the 'Regional Recipes' for this week of Blogging Marathon.
1.Alu-Ginger Dal ~ Urlagadda-Allam Pappu

2.Chow Chow Pala Pindi Miriyam
3.Bombay Chutney a.k.a Pitla

4.Chakkara Holigalu ~ Sugar crepes

Check out the Blogging Marathoners doing BM#5 along with me
Curry in a hurry under 30 min: AarthiDivyaJayashreeKaveriPavani,
Seven Days of Indian Sweets:GayathriPriya Suresh,
Seven Days of Microwave Meals: Monika,
Seven Days of Regional Specials: Vaishali, SumaPJ
Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Kalyani
Summer Coolers: Jayasree, KamalikaSrivalli

Preparation Time 35 min
Serves 4-5 Adults


  1. Aarthi Says:
  2. That looks so yummy..Perfect with hot steamed rice

  3. Priya Suresh Says:
  4. Thanks for sharing many delicious authentic dishes, i dunno wat to cook rite now from ur space, bookmarking everything...Irresistible pindi miriyam..

  5. aipi Says:
  6. All I need is some piping hot rice and two big ladle~ful of that yummy Curry and that would be lunch! :)
    US Masala

  7. Niru Says:
  8. love the recipe...jus made the chow chow pindi miriyam...flavor was awesome...had it with poori and it was gr8...

  9. Suma Gandlur Says:
  10. This version is my favorite. Ee roju mee post google reader lo kanipinchadam ledu enduko.

  11. lovely curry....i will have to mske a folder of Andhra recioes

  12. Very delicious dhal..

  13. Pavani Says:
  14. Yummy and comforting dish.

  15. Vardhini Says:
  16. Lovely dal .. perfect with rice or rotis.


  17. Divya Says:
  18. yummy recipe....looks great...

  19. Looks the flavors of the spice mix

  20. looks so yummy..great combination of flavors..:P
    you are welcome in my space..:)

    Tasty Appetite
    Event: Letz Relishh Ice Creams

  21. Sunanda Says:
  22. Crry looks colorful and delicious..Will go perfect with steamed rice..

    Sunanda's Kitchen

  23. Smitha Says:
  24. Thanks Harini... Keep them coming :)

    Smitha @ Kannadacuisine

  25. Unknown Says:
  26. Yum, looks superb, never had it before.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Search Tamalapaku

Follow me

Follow Me on Pinterest

Tamalapaku on Facebook

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

On Our Menu



Member Of

All recipes are on Petitchef
Top Food Blogs
Blog Directory