Aratikaya Pesarapappu

27 Mar



Aratikaya/ hara kela 1
pesarapappu/ moong dal 1/2 cup
green chillies 3-4
salt to taste
oil 1tbsp


Mustard seeds 1tsp
jeera 1/2 tsp
broken red chillies 2

Method of preparation:

Peel and chop kela into small cubes, then put them into a bowl half full of water.
Wash and add moong dal into the above bowl and microwave it for 8-10min.
You can even cook them in a pressure cooker.

In a pan, add oil.
When its hot add all above talimpu ingredients along with finely chopped green chillies.
Now drain and add the cooked dal and kela cubes into the pan with suff. salt.
Cook for 4-8min stirring continuously until most of the moisture is gone.
Serve hot with rice and ghee.

Notes: Make sure dal is not overcooked else the whole taste changes. Add lemon juice/ tamarind extract for extra taste.

7 Responses to “Aratikaya Pesarapappu”

  1. Asha March 27, 2007 at 4:32 pm #

    WOW!! What a simple but tasty recipe.Thanks Raji.I bought 3 Plantains last week,will try this.

  2. preeti April 2, 2007 at 8:35 pm #

    hi raji, everything looks so yuuummmmmy, and photos are really good , they want me to go jump on the dishes, nice work, will try sometime.

  3. anusharaji April 2, 2007 at 11:27 pm #

    hey preeti

    thx for stopping by and am so glad u love the pics.
    just keep coming back
    have fun

  4. Sri April 3, 2007 at 12:15 am #

    After going through all these, I feel like getting married to some one like “raji” so that I can keep eating this kind of yummy dishes. It is great work — the look n feel, photos , description, flow etc. etc.

  5. anusharaji April 3, 2007 at 12:25 am #

    wish ur wish comes true Sri 😉

  6. neelu December 21, 2008 at 10:01 pm #

    thanks for your amazing recipes.

  7. arundati seri February 23, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    anni items chala bagunavi, and simple methods, maaku manchiga artham aytundi. photos super
    thank you

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