Andhra style pappu recipe / Palakura Pappu Recipe is a delicious dish with loads of vitamin & minerals as both lentil and spinach are in this recipe.
First get ready with the ingredients. Soak tamarind in hot water for 15 minutes, extract tamarind water and discard the pulp. Chop onion, garlic and slit green chilli. Pluck the leaves separately from the stem, rinse well for 2 to 3 times and chop it finely.
Rinse toor dal well and pressure cook with 1 cup of water for 3 to 4 whistles. Once the pressure subsides by itself, mash the dal well and keep the dal water separately in another bowl. In a heavy bottomed pan, add mashed dal and palak.
Now pour dal water, add onion, chilli, turmeric powder, salt and sugar.
Once the palak is half cooked, pour tamarind water. Cover and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes, till the palak turns soft. Stir in between for even cooking.
Mash the palak and dal, but don't make it into a paste. Heat oil / ghee in a small pan, once it is hot enough add mustard seeds, urad dal, jeera, red chilli and curry leaves.