Beerakaya Pappu Recipe

Beerakaya Pappu Recipe
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Beerakaya Pappu is best served with hot rice and ghee. Learn how to make/prepare Beerakai Pappu by following this easy recipe.
Beerakaya Pappu Recipe
Difficulty Easy
Rating 8.3 / 10 (6 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 3/4 Cup toor dal
  • One medium sized ridge gourd
  • 6 to 10 Green chilli peppers, finely chopped
  • One medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind extract
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Peanut oil
  • For Tadka
  • 1 tsp Each of mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin, minced garlic and curry leaves
How to make Beerakaya Pappu:
  • Peel and cut the ridge gourd into small cubes.
  • Place toor dal, ridge gourd, onion, green chilli peppers, tamarind and turmeric in a pressure cooker.
  • Add about two cups of water and cook them until 3 whistles or till they turn soft.
  • Combine salt with this cooked mixture.
  • With a wood masher, make a fine paste of the cooked dal and vegetables.
  • For a more soup kind of dal, add water, stir and bring it to a boil.
  • In a vessel, heat peanut oil.
  • Fry the tadka ingredients in it till golden brown.
  • Combine the mashed dal-veggie paste with it, mix well.