Muddapappu, also known as Andhra-style plain dal, is a popular dish from the Andhra Pradesh region of India. It is a simple and comforting lentil dish made with toor dal and a few basic spices. The recipe for Muddapappu is as follows:
- 1 cup of toor dal (split pigeon peas)
- 2 cups of water
- 1 tsp of turmeric powder
- Salt to taste
- 1 tbsp of oil
- 1 tsp of mustard seeds
- 1 tsp of cumin seeds
- 2-3 dried red chilies
- 2-3 curry leaves
- 2 tbsp of chopped cilantro (optional)
- Rinse the toor dal and add it to a pot with 2 cups of water, turmeric powder and salt.
- Bring it to a boil and then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the dal is cooked and soft.
- Once the dal is cooked, use a whisk or a masher to mash it until it becomes smooth.
- Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dried red chilies, and curry leaves.
- Once the seeds start to crackle, add the mashed dal to the pan and stir well.
- Let it simmer for 5-7 minutes or until the dal thickens.
- Garnish with chopped cilantro, if desired, and serve hot with rice or roti.
Muddapappu is a simple and comforting dal that is a staple in Andhra Pradesh. It is made with toor dal, which is a lentil that is packed with protein, it’s simple to make and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. It’s usually served as a side dish with rice or roti. It’s a classic and traditional dish that can be enjoyed with any meal.