Andhra Spinach Pappu ( 2 IN 1 SERIES)

Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 10 Mins Cook Time: 20 Mins Total Time: 30 Mins

Spinach is a super food rich in Iron. The rich green color it renders to any dish is always eye pleasing in addition to the loads of nutrients it has. Spinach can be used in many ways in smoothies, pastas, stir fry and in Indian dishes too. I usually use it in dosas, coot, poriyal and kulambu. One of the easiest way to use Spinach in Indian dishes is this ANDHRA SPINACH PAPPU. The protein rich toor dal cooked with spinach and tempered with garlic and spices gives a subtle taste to this spinach pappu. A bowl of hot rice with a dollop of ghee is definitely a nutritious and comfort meal on any day.

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0/12 Ingredients
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  • Tempering Ingredients


0/5 Instructions
  • In a pressure cooker add 1/3rd cup of toor dal. Wash the dal and add one cubed onion to it.
  • Add two cups of roughly chopped spinach over it. In a small bowl add one cubed tomatoes along with turmeric powder.
  • Pressure for three whistles and let it cool down. Remove the tomatoes and set aside.
  • Using a potato masher, mash the dal and spinach together and then mash with tomatoes.
  • Heat a pan with oil and add crushed Garlic cloves, red chili, mustard seeds, asafetida powder and red chili powder. Quickly turn off the stove and add tempering to the pappu. Serve with hot rice and a dollop of ghee.


  • In this recipe, I have used spinach greens. You can also use palak greens for this pappu.
  • I have used tomatoes in this recipe, you can also replace with tamarind.
  • Try replacing toor dal with masoor dal for a different taste.

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