Ingredients :

Amaranth Leaves : 3 to 4 bunches
Yellow Lentil / Toor dal : 1 cup
Onion : 1
Green Chillies : 3 to 4
Tamarind : small lime sized
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder : 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds : 1 tsp
Chana Dal : 1 tsp
Urad dal : 1 tsp
Dry red chilli : 1
Salt to taste
Oil : 1 tsp
A pinch of hing

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How to make Thotakura Pappu

. Wash yellow lentil properly with plenty of water.
. Put the washed lentil and 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker and cook till 3 whistles.
. Soak the tamarind in water for 10 minutes. Then squeeze the extract out of it and keep aside.
. Remove the stems from the amaranth leaves. Wash and chop the leaves and set aside. Peel the onions and cut them into medium pieces.
. Put the onion pieces, chopped leaves, green chillies, turmeric and water in a bowl and cook for 10 minutes.
. Now add the tamarind pulp, cooked dal, salt and red chilli powder to it. Let it cook for 5 minutes and turn off the flame.
. Heat oil in a pan for seasoning. Add the mustard seeds, chanadal, urad dal and let them splutter.
. When they start to splutter add red chilli and hing and stir for a few minutes.
. Remove from the flame and pour over the dal mixture.
. Mix well and serve hot with steamed rice or roti.

Enjoy!
thotakoora pappu

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