Garlic Dal Recipe, Garlic Pappu
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: South Indian
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Serves: 4 servings
Recipe for Garlic dal with greens. Spicy Andhra restaurant style Garlic Dal with greens recipe. Perfect accompaniment with rice and ghee. Recipe with step by step pictures.
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil (Indian gingely oil)
  • 12 cloves Indian small garlic (If big use 6 cloves, chopped)
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sambar powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 green chillies, sliced
  • 4 cups chopped greens
  • half a goose berry size tamarind (soak in 2 cups of water and extract pulp)
  • ½ teaspoon jaggery
  • 1 cup cooked toor dal
  1. Heat sesame oil in a pan / kadai and add in the whole garlic. Fry on a low flame for 3-4 minutes. Low flame is key so the garlic cooks through inside.
  2. When the garlic is brown / almost burnt, set aside on a plate to cool.
  3. In the same pan, use the remaining oil, add in the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let the mustard seeds crackle. Add in the chopped onions. Saute the onions till its nice and brown.
  4. Add in the chopped tomatoes, sambar powder and salt. Add in the green chillies.
  5. Once the tomatoes are soft and cooked down, add in the chopped greens.
  6. Add in the tamarind pulp. Add in half a teaspoon of jaggery.
  7. Let the dal simmer for 10 minutes. Add in the cooked toor dal and simmer the dal for a minute more. Remove from heat and add in the fried garlic.
  8. Garlic Pappu is ready. Serve with rice and ghee.
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