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Menthi Pappu

Menthi Kura Pappu

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 cup Toor Dal
  • 1 1/2 cup Chopped Menthi Kura
  • 1 Green Chili (vertically sliced)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • Tamarind
  • Salt as per your taste
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 or 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp Oil


  • Wash dal and add to pressure cooker. Also add green chilli, tamarind.
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  • Add 2 cups of water and turmeric to the dal.
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  • Pluck menthi leaves, rinse with lot of water and drain. Add to the dal, place lid and cook for 2-3 whistles.
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  • When pressure goes off, remove the lid. Dal should be nicely cooked without any water. If you have little water cook dal on a high flame for 2-3 minutes.
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  • Add salt as per your taste and mash dal with back of a ladle. 
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  • Add a tbsp of oil to a frying pan, add mustard, cumin when splutters, add minced garlic, curry leaves and asafoetida. When fried, switch off the flame.
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  • Add the seasoning to the dal, mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes on a low flame.
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  • Tasty Menthi kura pappu is ready. Serve hot with white rice or chapati.
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