Dals / Rasam

Thotakura Pappu | Amaranth Dal


Tuvar dal – ½ cup
Thotakura or Amaranth – 3 bunches, chopped, leaves only
Tomato – 1 small chopped
Green chillies – 3 chopped
Salt to taste
Turmeric – ½ tsp.

To temper

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp.
Garlic – 4 pods
Cumin – 1 tsp.
Urad dal – ½ tsp.
Curry leaves – few
Oil – 1 tbsp.


  1. In a pressure cooker add all the above ingredients of dal, greens, tomato and green chillies.
  2. Add a glass or 1 ¼ cup of water and pressure cook till done.
  3. Add salt and turmeric and mix well.
  4. Do the tempering and serve hot.

For more dal varieties, you can try out….

a. Moringa Dal
b. Thotakura Pappu
c. Pappu Charu
d. Beerakaya Pappu
e. Pesarakattu
f. Tomato Dal
g. Spinach Dal
h. Anapakaya Pappu
i. Bachali Kura Pappu

Similar to the amaranth family we have what is called as “Water Amaranth” aka Ponnaganti in Telugu. It is very nutritious and quite easily available in the market. Here is a simple and tasty recipe using this green leafy vegetable...Ponnaganti Masala Curry


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