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

By Padma Rekha  |  20th Nov 2015  |  
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About Munakkaya Pappu (Drumstick dal) Recipe

Munakkaya Pappu (Drumstick dal) is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Munakkaya Pappu (Drumstick dal) in your kitchen. This recipe requires few minutes for preparation and 20 minutes to cook. The Munakkaya Pappu (Drumstick dal) by Padma Rekha has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Munakkaya Pappu (Drumstick dal) at home without any difficulty. Munakkaya Pappu (Drumstick dal) is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Munakkaya Pappu (Drumstick dal) would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Munakkaya Pappu (Drumstick dal) this weekend. Share your Munakkaya Pappu (Drumstick dal) cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Padma Rekha for inputs. In case you have any queries for Munakkaya Pappu (Drumstick dal) you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Padma Rekha. You can also rate the Munakkaya Pappu (Drumstick dal) and give feedback.

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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