Pappu pulusu aka pappu charu (split moong dal rasam) is the all time favorite of Andhra people, it's considered as comfort food ....it's simply delicious, flavored with seasoning of jeera and curry leaves....
Ingredients: 1cup,split moong dal, 2cups water, 5-7no.green chillies(split lengthwise), 1/4tsp.turmeric powder, 1tomato(cut in big pieces). 1no.onion(cut length wise), 3tsp.lemon juice, salt to taste.
Seasoning: 2tsp.oil, 1/2tsp.mustard, 1/2tsp.jeera, 3springs curry leaves.
In a pan dry roast the moong dal(until the aroma spreads), wash it, add 2cups of water and keep it on the stove top on medium heat, once it starts boiling, add split green chillies,turmeric and slightly cover it with the lid and cook until the dal is very soft, then mash it into a paste and add 4cups of water, salt to taste and allow to boil for 10min. on medium heat. In a pan heat oil, once it is hot add mustard,jeera and curry leaves, once the mustard starts to crackle add onions and fry for a min., then add the tomato pieces and fry until they soft, now add this seasoning to the boiling moong dal and continue to boil for another 5min. now turn off the heat and add the lemon juice and adjust the seasoning( the consistency should be thin but not thick)........serve it hot with steamed rice........it absolutely tastes heavenly.