Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker or Stove Top Pressure Cooker
1countYellow Cucumber / Dosakaya (medium size)
1½cupToor Dal / Kandi Pappu / Yellow Split Pigeon Peas
2tablespoonsTamarind / Imli (puree)
2teaspoonsSalt (or as per taste)
1½teaspoonsRed Chilli Powder
asrequiredWater (for boiling and cooking)
2 to 3twigsFresh Coriander Leaves
Ingredients for Tempering:
¼teaspoonMustard seeds / Aavalu
½teaspoonJeera / Cumin Seeds -½ teaspoon
¼teaspoonAsafoetida / Hing / Inguva
3countDry Red Chillies
¼teaspoonSesame Seeds / Nuvvulu(optional)
PREP WORK (common for both methods):
Firstly, take the lentils / toordal into any vessel and wash them twice.Fill it with 3 times of water, such that the lentils / dal are well immersed. Set aside.
Wash the vegetables. Peel the cucumber, cut into half, give a taste test (as mentioned in TIPS section). Cut the cucumber & tomato into cube size pieces. Slit the green chillies length wise.
STOVE TOP METHOD:
Transfer all veggies onto the dal in the vessel inluding the tamarind.
Close with lid, put it on stove-top under medium flame for 15 mins/ until the dal becomes soft.Later, reduce the flame to ‘LOW’. Add the salt, turmeric powder,red chilli powder & ½ cup of water. Mix everything thoroughly.
Stir everything thoroughly and let it cook for upto 3-5 mins or until it thicken to desired consistency. Switch the flame OFF after 2 minutes.
Put a small frying pan on stove top under medium flame. Add all the ingredients for tempering. Saute by stirring continuously. Switch off flame.
Transfer the dal/pappu into a serving dish, garnish with chopped coriander. Done!
INSTANT POT METHOD:
Take the washed, soaked dal / lentils, into the Instant Pot. Add 2 cups of water, cucumber pieces, tomato pieces, slit green chillies & tamarind.
Switch the gadget ON, close the Lid, set to ‘PRESSURE COOK’ mode,for 5 mins,under ‘HIGH PRESSURE’ with valve to sealing.
Release pressure naturally (NPR) or quickly (QPR) anyway is fine.Set the IP to ‘SAUTE‘ mode for 2 mins. Add the salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, chopped coriander & ¼ cup of water. Mix everything. Later switch off.
Put a small frying pan on the stove. Add all the ‘Ingredients for tempering’ and sautee them.Transfer all the tempering onto the dal. Mix up everything,take into a serving dish, garnish with chopped coriander. Done!!
Please see the MAIN POST for step wise pics & tips.
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