Thotakura – Mamidakayi Pappu, Rice, Zucchini Fry, Pachadi and Lotus Root bhajji was our delicious lunch today.
It had been ages since I prepared Thotakura(Dantinasappu in Kannada).
In my quest to eat greens, atleast now & then I cook them.
This pappu turned out delicious!! It was a very satisfying meal.
This is my entry for RCI.
(Amaranth-Green Mango Curry)
1 Cup Toor Dal
3 Cups Thotakura
1 Cup Green Mango Chopped
3 Green Chilles Slit
1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder – or as per taste
1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
Salt as per taste
2-3 Tsp Oil
1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds
2 Green Chilles slit
2 Red Chilles
1/4 Tsp Hing
Wash & chop the Thotakura(Amaranth) Leaves finely.
Green Mango is preferable, Chop Mango along with the skin into small cubes.
In a pressure pan, add 3-4 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
To the water add washed Toor dal, chopped Thotakura, Mango Cubes, Green Chilles slit and Turmeric powder. Stir.
Pressure cook for 2 whistles & let it simmer for a few minutes & remove.
Once the pressure cooker cools, mash the ingredients. And again keep it on medium flame.
Heat oil in a pan for seasoning, add mustard seeds, when pops, add the green chilles & curry leaves.
Then add dry red chilli broken into 2-3 pieces. Add hing, stir & add this to the cooked dal.
Add salt & Red chilli powder, stir everything.
Simmer for 5-7 minutes.
Delicious pappu is ready enjoy!!!!