Pappu Pulusu / Simple Sambar

Pappu Pulusu

Pappu Pulusu / Simple Sambar

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 4


  • 1/2 cup Toor Dal
  • 1/2 lime size Tamarind
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 3 Red Chillies
  • 1 pinch Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • For Popu :
  • 1/2 sp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 sp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 sp Methi Seeds
  • 1 Red Chilli crocked
  • 1 pinch Hing
  • Curry Leaves
  • Coriander Leaves
  • 2 sp Oil


  1. Combine and wash toor dal, onion, red chillies, green chillies and keep aside.
  2. Wash tomato, tamarind and place in a small bowl and pressure cook dal mixture and tamarind in separate bowls.
  3. Let it cool for some time, remove the lid and mash dal and tamarind mixture and mix them.
  4. Heat oil in a pan add popu & fry, when it splutter add curry leaves and dal mixture.
  5. Add 2 cups of water salt, turmeric powder and stir well, let it cook for a couple mins then turn off the flame.
  6. Now pappu pulusu is ready, transfer into a serving bowl & garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with white rice or idly or chapati.


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