Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pappu Garalu/Vadai


Minapappu/Urad Dal - 1/4 cup
Shanaga pappu/ Chana Dal - 3/4 cup
Maisur pappu /Masoor Dal - 1/8 cup
Kandi pappu/ Toor Dal - 1 cup
Green chillis - few
Salt, Oil - as needed

Preparation time - 1 hr


  • Wash four types of dals listed above, and soak in water for 30 mins.
  • Grind them into a fine and thick paste by straining the excess soaked water.
  • Take a deep pan, add enough oil to fry the garalu. Let that be heated.
  • Now take some dough, roll into a ball. Take a plastic sheet, spread some oil.
  • take the ball of dough on to the plastic sheet and press using fingers and make it as shown in the picture.
  • Now release the pressed gara from plastic sheet into the pan with heated oil.
  • Fry them until they are completely cooked inside.
  • Pappu Garalu/Vadai is ready..goes very well with Coconut chutney.

Atukula Upma/Poha/Flattened Rice Upma


Atukulu/Aval//Poha - 4 cups
Tomatoes -2, cut into pieces
Peanuts - few
Onions - 1/2 medium sized, chopped
Green chillis, salt, turmeric powder - as needed
Lemon juice- 1tbsp
Sugar - 1/4 tsp

Preparation time : 15 mins


  • Wet Atukulu/Aval with water, keep aside.
  • In a tawa, add oil, onions, chillis and fry them.
  • Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, sugar and lemon juice. Allow the contents to boil until tomatoes turn soft.Add salt and mix well.
  • Add wetted poha, mix the contents well and allow to cook for 5 mins.
  • Poha is ready..garnish it with cilantro!

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