Pappu Charu
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Author vahchef Yield No Value
Published May 22, 2009 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Veg-Main Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Dall Standing Time 1 hour
Description: A classic south Indian dish, basically a tamarind lentil stew cooked with various types of vegetables. Pappu charu is redolent with the delicate flavor of curry leaves and seasoned with Indian spices like cumin, mustard, and fenugreek and ginger garlic paste

Recipe of Pappu Charu

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Ginger Garli Paste 1.2 Teaspoons
Curry Leaves 1 Springs
Turermic Powder pinch Pinch
Hing pinch Pinch
Onions 1 Cup
Green Chilli 4 Numbers
Red Chilli Dry 3 Numbers
Cumin Seedsq 1 Teaspoons
Mustard Seed 1 Teaspoons
Tomato 1 Numbers
Oil 1 Tablespoons
Tamarind Juice 2 Cup
Toor Dal Cooked 1 Cup
Coriander Leaves 2 Springs
Salt as needed
Sugar 1 Teaspoons
Ghee 1 Teaspoons


1. Boil Dal and mash keep it a side.Take pan add oil,mustard seeds,cumin seeds,red chillis dry, onions,hing,turmuric,curry leaves,green chillies,ginger garlic paste,tomatos mix well and now add tamarind juice,chilli powder,salt cook till it comes to boil then
2.  Add some more water as need let it come to boil again.Now add boiled dal and mix well,now add sugar,ghee and cook for 5 min.    
Posted May 22, 2009

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Sep 1, 2014
@shalu, don't know where you are from but adding jaggery (not sugar) to pappu chaaru is totally authentic. Some people in Andhra add it to sambar also to suit their taste, but that wouldnt be authentic sambar originated from Tamilnadu.

praful Aug 17, 2012
Remarkable in such short time a splendid sambar (Saaru)

anusha Feb 15, 2012
I made it the same way you said and taste was really superb.

suchitra Oct 6, 2010
Thank you chef ,the recipe for pappu chaaru is super and simple and best of all..i went back to my childhood days [which i spent in secunderabad] neighbors used to make amazing pappu chaaru..and i used to sniff my way into their house....bless you for this recipe and the irani onion samosa ...wah re wah!!!

pinky Sep 16, 2010
I like the recipe and i tried, it tasted gud!!!

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