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Green Papaya Dal

26 Feb

papaya_dal
Pacchi Boppaya Pappu

Ingredients:

Raw / Green Papaya 1/2 of small one
Toor Dal 1 1/2 cups
Green Chiles 3
Tamarind 1/2 inch sized ball
Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Urad Dal 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 4
Curry Leaves 8
Asafoetida a pinch
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash toor dal under water thoroughly and pressure cook in 3 cups of water for 3 whistles.
Wash, peel, remove ends,halve, remove seeds and chop green papaya into small pieces.
Remove stems, wash and slit the green chiles.

In a sauce pot, add a cup of water, green chiles, chopped green papaya, tamarind, turmeric powder and salt.
Cook covered on medium flame until green papaya pieces turn soft.
Uncover and add cooked toor dal along with half a cup of water.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add this tempering / talimpu to above dal pot.
Let it boil for a minutes and then serve green papaya dal hot with steamed rice or roti.

Notes: Make sure green papaya is thoroughly cooked before adding toor dal.