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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Thotakura Pappu - Paruppu keerai masiyal - Amarnath Leaves with lentils

Thotta Kura Pappu is an Healthy & protein Rich Andhra Recipe made with Thota kura(Amarnath Leaves). It can also be prepared with any type of Greens. it is called Mulai keerai in Tamil.Cooked dal & Greens when blended together with tangy tomatoes tastes divine.   Amarnath leaves have high protein & fiber  content.Amaranth leaves contain a wide range of minerals, including a high concentration of calcium for stronger & healthy bones. 

Thotakura Pappu

 Prep Time :  20   min. 
Cook Time : 20 minutes.
Recipe Category: Sides
Recipe Cusine :Andhra 


Thotakura/ Mulai Keerai - 1 bunch.
Toor dal - 1/2 cup.
Moongdal - 2 tbsp.
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp.
Pearl Onions - 20.
Tomato - 2.
Green chillies - 6.
Crushed Garlic - 4.
oil - to fry.
Salt - to taste.
Water - As needed.

To Temper

Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.
hing - a Generous Pinch.

  • Remove the Root Part of Greens ( tender stems can be used) & soak it in a water for 10 minutes. So that dirt gets settled at bottom of the vessel. Then wash the Greens 2 -3 times, till the water is clean  & drain it.

  • Cut the Greens finely.
  • Chop the tomatoes,  crush the Garlic & slit the Green chillies.


  • Pressure Cook Toor dal + Moongdal together  with turmeric &  needed water till soft & mash it.
  • Heat the oil, add pearl onions,Crushed Garlic & slit Green chillies.
  • Saute till onions turns Pink. Then add Chopped Greens, add little salt.

  • Saute now & then at medium flame. Greens oozes water & it gets cooked with it.
  • When the water is almost absorbed, add chopped tomatoes, saute till it turns mushy.

  • Then add mashed dal with needed water & salt(adjust salt). Let it boil for few minutes till it gets little thick consistency. Switch of the flame  & mash it well. 

  • Finally heat the oil, add cumin seeds when it sizzles add hing give a quick mix & pour over Pappu.

  • I used Mulai keerai instead you can use sirukeerai, Araikkerai, or Thandukeerai.
  • Always use Pearl Onions for Good taste.
  • crushing the Garlic gives nice flavour to dal.
  • Saute the Greens with little salt in medium flame.Greens oozes water & leaves  gets shrinked & cooked with that water itself.
  • While Cooking Greens,don't close the lid, cook it open because volatile acid needs to escape.Greens cooks faster with open lid itself.


Unknown said...

This is something new and intriguing to me!


Srividhya said...

Been long time since I tried this. Started getting these greens here. Should try this out soon.