Podi Pappu/ Garlic Dal

Toordal - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Garlic - 5 cloves(adjust according to spice)
Salt - 1/2 tea spoon(adjust)
Red chilli Powder - 1/2 tea spoon(adjust)
Turmeric - 1/4 tea spoon

Oil - 2 table spoons
Mustard seeds - 1 tea spoon
Balck gram - 1/2 tea spoon
Jeera - 1 tea spoon
Curry leaves - 4
Green chilli - 1(Optiona)
Hing - pinch


    Boil the toor dal with 2 cups of water

  • Heat the oil in a pan add mustard seeds, let it splutter, add black gram, jeera,curry leaves, Hing and allow to saute till dal turns light brown in a medium flame.

  • Add garlic paste(kacha pacha) and saute till it turns to light brown.

  • Add dal and mix well, add turmeric, salt, chilli powder and saute for 5 minutes in a low flame.

  • Serve hot with Chapathis/Rice.


  1. Vooww.. this is exactly what I am looking for.. This is Andhra speciality and my fav's from my mom's cooking


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