Munakkaya Pappu (Drumstick dal) | How to make Munakkaya Pappu (Drumstick dal)

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The delicious and mouthwatering Munakkaya Pappu (Drumstick dal) is a famous dish of Andhra Pradesh and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Munakkaya Pappu (Drumstick dal) is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Munakkaya Pappu (Drumstick dal). Padma Rekha shared this Munakkaya Pappu (Drumstick dal) recipe which is perfect to serve for 4 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Munakkaya Pappu (Drumstick dal). It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Munakkaya Pappu (Drumstick dal) recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

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Munakkaya Pappu (Drumstick dal)

Ingredients to make Munakkaya Pappu (Drumstick dal)

  • Toor dal- 1 cup
  • Chana dal (split chick peas)- 1/4 cup
  • Drumstick- 2, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • Onion- 1 big sized, cut into big pieces
  • Tomato- 1 big sized, cut into big pieces
  • Green chillies- 2, slit
  • Red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Tamarind- a golf ball size, soaked in warm water
  • Jaggery- a small piece or 1 tbsp grated
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Dry red chillies- 2 broken
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Asafoetida- 1/4 tsp
  • For the Masala:
  • Chana dal- 1 tsp
  • Urad dal- 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds- 1 and 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds- 1/4 tsp
  • Black pepper seeds- 1 tsp
  • Dry red chillies- 5 or according to your taste
  • Asafoetida- 1/4 tsp

How to make Munakkaya Pappu (Drumstick dal)

  1. Mix both the toor and chana dal together and wash it well. Then soak it in 2 cups of water for 30 mins.
  2. Fry all the masala ingredients together one by one till they turn into a light golden colour and give a nice aroma. (except for the asafoetida)
  3. Next, add asafoetida and set aside to cool, then grind into a fine powder and set aside. Also extract thick pulp from the soaked tamarind and set aside.
  4. Now start cooking the dal, when the dal is fully cooked, add the drumstick pieces (we are not going to mash this dal, so keep on cooking by adding all the other ingredients one by one).
  5. When the drumstick pieces are half cooked, add the tamarind pulp, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt to taste. Here If needed, you can add 1/2 cup water and keep on stirring gently, note that the drumstick pieces should not break.
  6. Cook for 5 more minutes, then add the onion and tomato pieces, slit the green chillies, give it a good stir and cook for 5 more minutes.
  7. Now add the curry leaves, ground masala, jaggery, mix it well and cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Heat oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chillies, asafoetida and add this tadka to the munakkaya pappu (drumstick dal).
  9. Serve it with hot steamed rice, ghee and pappad.

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