Sunday, August 5

Sunday Meals #4 - Andhra Thali

Very busy with work schedule, I was not left with much time to experiment on new varieties of recipes for my sunday meal. So this week, I wanted to quickly cook an andhra meal and rest for a while. Went out with my baby and hubby to spend some good time. Ofcourse I came up with three dishes that could make us happy and full for the lunch time. Here are the list of recipes:

1. Chayote Squash (Bangalore vankaya) pappu
2. Potato Curry
3. Tomato - Sesame chutney

served with some white rice.

Recipe for Chayote Squash pappu:

1 medium chayote squash
1/2 cup split moong dal (Pesara pappu)
5 small green chillies
a pinch of turmeric powder (Pasupu)
salt as per taste

For tempering:
1/2 tsp urad dal (Minappappu)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (Jeelakarra)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds (Aavalu)
a dash of hing (Inguva)

1. Wash moong dal thoroughly and cook with some water on medium heat.

2. After first boil add the chopped chayote squash, green chillies and turmeric powder. Cook until the squash becomes tender. Add salt and cook for a minute.

3. Heat a tsp of oil in a pan, add the tempering ingredients and add to the cooked dal. Dal is ready to be served.

Recipe for Potato Curry:


4 medium potatoes
1 medium onion
1" ginger piece
4 curry leaves chopped (Karivepaku)
5 green chillies
a pinch of turmeric (Pasupu)
salt as per taste

For tempering:
1/2 tsp channa dal (Senaga pappu)
1/2 tsp urad dal (Minappappu)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds (Aavalu)

1. Prick with fork on the potatoes and set in microwave for 5 minutes.

2. In a pan heat a tbsp oil and add the tempering ingredients, green chillies and ginger. Let them turn golden brown and then add onion.

3. By the time onion turn translucent, peel potato and chop them into cubes. Add potato, turmeric powder, salt and sprinkle some water on top. Cover and cook until potato cooks completely. The curry is ready to be served.

Recipe for Tomato - Sesame chutney:

2 medium tomatoes
3 tbsp sesame seeds
5 green chillies
4 medium red chillies
1 tsp channa dal (Senaga pappu)
1 tsp urad dal (Minappappu)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds (Aavalu)
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds (Menthulu)
a dash of hing (Inguva)
salt as per taste
a small lime size tamarind ball

1. In a pan dry roast the sesame seeds until they turn golden brown colour. Take them aside.

2. In the same pan heat a tsp oil and add channa dal, urad dal, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chillies and hing. When the dals turn golden brown add green chillies and remove into a seperate pan.

2. In the same pan now heat another tsp of oil and add the chopped tomatoes, tamarind and cook until they become tender.

3. First grind the 2 step ingredients in a mixie or blender. Then add sesame seeds and tomato, tamarind mixture and grind to smooth paste with some salt and a pinch of turmeric powder. Tasty and spicy chutney is ready to be served. This is one of my favorite chutneys.

We enjoyed our meal with some white rice and some fried yogurt chillies (Ooramirapakayalu). These chillies go well with the moong dal.

Enjoy guys, try these when you find some time, I am sure you will definetely enjoy them as much as we enjoyed.


Roopa said...

hima, i can't see the pisture will check back later!

Asha said...

LOVE all three of them.Great looking dishes.Thanks Hima:)

Pravs said...

Not able to see the pics...but reading the recipes..seems like a simple to cook and delish to taste recipes :)

Hima said...

Not sure why the pictures are not showing up at your end, as I can see on my system.

Hima said...

I am sorry about that, will try to investigate and resolve the problem ;)

Sharmi said...

Sesame chutney sounds great. I can give that a try. didn't know chayote was called bangalore vankaya!! the pappu looks good.

Prema Sundar said...

Tomato sesame chutney looks different from the chutneys i make.
All the dishes look good and thanks for the recipe.

Suma Gandlur said...

Somehow, I am not able to see the pics. Adding sesame seeds to tomato chutney is something I have never done. Will try your way next time.

Hima said...

I think I fixed the problem now. And thanks to all for taking time to stop by my blog.

Raji said...

ur meals make my mouth water
luv that mango dish
tomato sesame ...i need to try
that cocounut muffins looks delicious too....

Hima said...

Thanks raji, tomato-sesame chutney is very easy to make and tastes delicious. It is one of my favorite chutneys that I like to make most often

Vcuisine said...

A comfort plate of meal Hima. Viji

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