Friday, 29 October 2010

Green apple pappu

Though it sounds funny, it is an absolute worth to try. Just to come out of the routine recipe world, I have tried to prepare this. Actually it is my brother’s thought. When we went to a farm to pick some fresh green apples to prepare Green apple pickle, he teased me, why don’t you experiment Green Apple pappu /daal as well. Aaa ..ha …., good idea and I tried, tested and tasted it. We all ended up in saying Aaa..ha.

Here we go…….


Toor Daal / Kandhi pappu – 1 cup
Green apple (big size) – 1
Green chilli – 5 -6
Aamchoor / Dry Mango powder – 1 tsp (optional)
Tomato large – 1 or 2 small
Onion (medium size) - 1
Turmeric – ½ tsp

For Tempering:

Curry leaves – Hand full
Mustard + Cumin – 1 tsp
Garlic – 2- 3 cloves
Dry red chilli – 2
Oil – 1 tbsp

Green Apple, Green chilli, tomato and toor daal / kandi pappu


Wash and soak daal for 30 minutes. Cut onion, tomato and apple into big chunks’.

Mix all the ingredients like onion, tomato, apple, dry mango powder, turmeric and green chilli with daal and pressure cook it or cook normally until the daal gets soft.

Mash the daal by adding salt and tamper it.

For tempering – Heat oil in a small frying pan and add crushed garlic, red chilli, mustard, cumin and curry leaves. Fry until garlic changes its colour and pour the contents straight into the daal.

Rice with Apple pappu

Note: you can substitute dry mango powder with lemon juice

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