Palak Pappu Recipe – Andhra Style Palakura Pappu – Dal Palak

Palak pappu also known as Palakura Pappu is a nutrition dense and protein rich dal palak recipe is very famous down south of india.  Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal), Onion, Green Chilli, Ginger, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Water, Salt, Spinach Leaves (Palak), Ghee, Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Cumin seeds (Jeera), White Urad Dal (Split), Garlic, Dry Red Chillies, Curry leaves   1 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal) 1 Onion , roughly chopped 1 Green Chilli , slit 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 2 cups Water Salt , to taste 1 cup Spinach Leaves (Palak) , chopped Palak Pappu Tadka 1 tablespoon Ghee 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split) 4 cloves Garlic 2 Dry Red Chillies , broken 2 sprig Curry leaves , roughly torn     10   40     To begin with the Palak pappu , first pressure cook the spinach/palak along with 2 tablespoons water and a pinch of salt for 1 whistle.After the first whistle turn off the heat and release the pressure immediately and open the cooker. This will ensure the palak has a rich green color.Heat oil into a pressure cooker over medium heat; add the onions, green chillies, ginger and saute until the onions soften. Once it softens, add the turmeric powder, salt and 2 cups of water. Pressure cook the pappu/ dal for 3 to 4 whistles and turn off the heat. Allow the pressure to release naturally, as the dal will continue to cook, as long as there is pressure inside the cooker.Once done, open and lightly mash the dal. Stir in the cooked palak into the pappu and give it a taste and adjust the salt accordingly. Bring the palak pappu to a brisk boil and turn off the heat. Once done, transfer the palak pappu to as serving bowl.The lastly, heat ghee in a tadka pan over medium heat; add the mustard seeds, urad dal and allow it to crackle and the dal to turn golden brown.Once the dal turns brown, add the garlic, red chillies and curry leaves and saute for a few seconds until you can smell the aroma of the garlic coming through.Pour this seasoning over the Palak Pappu and serve hot.Your Palak pappu (Spinach Dal) Recipe is ready, transfer it into a serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.Serve the Palak Pappu Recipe along with hot bowl of rice, topped with ghee and a Potato Roast for a lunch or dinner.If you are looking to make a healthy diabetic friendly lunch then serve the Palak Pappu Recipe along with Bajre Ki Roti Recipe or Jowar Roti with raita.