Ingredients to make Thotakura Pappu :
3/4 cup kandi pappu (tur dal)
2 cups tightly packed thotakura leaves
1 big onion finely chopped
4-5 green chillis slit length wise
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
lemon sized tamarind (soak in a cup of warm water and extract)
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp split black gram dal
1/2 tsp channa dal
4-5 dried red chillis
5-6 garlic flakes crushed
10-12 curry leaves
Thotakura Pappu Preparation Method:
Take a cup of tur dal clean it and pressure cook l the dal till it gets softy.
Now mash the dal and keep it aside. Take onion and slice it. Chop green chillies and the thotakura leaves.
Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds, split black gram and chana dal fry it for few minutes on a medium flame.
Now add garlic flakes, red chillies, curry leaves, chopped onions and green chillies let them fry for a minute.
Add the chopped thotakura leaves mix well and then add salt, turmeric powder to it. When you find that the thotakura leaves are getting cooked then mash it slightly and add the mashed dal to it.
Cook it for few minutes. Add the tamarind water to the mixture thotakura dal till the water gets boiled and it should be thick consistency.
Serve hot with steamed rice and roti.