Aaku Pappu (Dal with Greens)

Aaku Pappu (Dal with Greens)


"This is a classic Andhra preparation. Typical greens to use are thotakoora (amaranth) and spinach (palak koora). Serve with rice and Majjiga Pulusu (buttermilk pulusu) or Menthi Majjiga (buttermilk with fenugreek)."
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1 h servings 109 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 109 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 3.6 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.6g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 121 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Cook the pigeon peas with 2 cups water in a pressure cooker until the water is absorbed and the peas are tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil with the turmeric and salt; add the amaranth greens and cook until tender, about 5 minutes; drain. Stir the cooked peas into the greens; set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a small skillet; cook the lentils, mustard seed, cumin seed, and red chile peppers in the oil until the seeds begin to splutter. Add the green chile peppers, curry leaves, and asafoetida powder and continue cooking another 30 seconds; immediately stir into the peas and greens.