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Tomato pappu recipe, how to make tomato dal

Tomato pappu is an easy go and little tangy pappu which is always my top priority when I have only tomatoes at home as it takes very less time to make and still tastes delicious. Though I am not a big fan of tomatoes this is something I used make for my hubby and now I myself find it tasty. So lets get to the recipe quickly !

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  • Toor dal – 1 cup
  • Tomato – 2
  • Onion -1
  • Garlic – 1
  • Green chili – 1
  • Sun dried chili – 2
  • Mustard – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt

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How to make Tomato pappu with step by step images

tomato recipe

  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker add sun dried chili, when aromatic add mustard seeds when they splutter add cumin seeds, curry leaves, garlic, green chili, chopped onions and saute until they become translucent.
  2. Now add tomato to it along with turmeric powder and salt. After a quick stick add toor dal and water. Pressure cook it for 3 whistles.
  3. When the pressure subsides mix the dal and serve it hot with rice.


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