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Tomato Pappu Recipe (Tomato Dal Recipe)

Tomato pappu recipe- Andra style tomato dal recipe with split pigeon peas and tomatoes made in 15 minutes easily. best served with rice and ghee.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main dish
Cuisine: Andhra, Indian, south indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 136kcal


  • 1/2 cup toor dal split pigeon peas
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped ripe and big
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 green chilies slit
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger peeled and minced
  • 2 garlic cloves optional
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  • Pick and rinse the toor dal or split pigeon peas well. If not using a pressure cooker, you can soak the lentils for 30-45 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Temper with mustard seeds, cumin seeds. Add slit green chilies and minced ginger. Saute well for a minute.
  • Once the ginger is sauteed well add chopped onions and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and saute well.
  • Now add turmeric powder and chili powder. Mix well and cook till tomatoes turn mushy.
  • Add the drained toor dal and mix well.
  • Season with salt.
  • Add 2 cups water and mix well. Close the cooker and pressure cook up-to 4 whistles.
  • Once the pressure settles down, open the cooker and mix well.
  • Add chopped cilantro leaves and mix well. Serve tomato dal hot with rice



Calories: 136kcal