Beerakaya Pappu Recipe Andhra Style, Ridge Gourd Dal
A dal recipe made with ridge gourd/turai and is referred to as beerakaya in telugu is an andhra style dal recipe...
Servings: 4 -5
For the dal:
- 1 cup toor dal/toovar dal/pigeon pea
- 2-3 medium size tomatoes chopped
- 2-3 green chillies
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp oil
- 2 cups water
For the beerakaya/ridge gourd curry:
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 medium size onion chopped
- salt - to taste
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder haldi
- 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
- 2-3 beerakaya/ridgegourd peeled and cut into pieces around 2-3 cups
For the tadka:
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp urad dal/split black gram
- 1 tsp finely chopped garlic
- 3-4 dried red chillies
- 4-5 curry leaves
For the dal:
Firstly, take a pressure cooker, into it, wash and add the toor/toovar dal.
Into it, add turmeric powder, chopped tomatoes, green chillies, oil.
Add water about 2 cups, mix and pressure cook until dal is cooked or for 3-4 whistles.
Reduce the steam, add salt and mash the dal.
For the ridgegourd:
Take a cooking vessel, into it add oil and heat it.
Add chopped onions and saute for few seconds.
Add turmeric powder and saute it.
Add chopped beerakaya/turai into it.
Add salt as per taste and mix well.
Do not add water while cooking as the beerakaya itself leaves water.
Cook the beerakaya/turai until it gets soft.
Give the tadka:
In a sauce pan, add oil and heat it.
Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, urad dal and let it splutter.
Add finley chopped garlic.
Add dried red chillies and stir.
Add curry leaves and stir.
Transfer this tadka to the dal mixed with turai.
Serve the beerakaya pappu or turai dal with rice!!!
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