How to make Artekai Pappu - Hot and sour dal with raw bananas

This recipe is from the book Dakshin Delights.

Main Ingredients : Split pigeon pea, Raw banana (कच्चा केला)

Cuisine : Andhra

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Artekai Pappu Recipe Card

Artekai Pappu

The cuisine of Andhra Pradesh is reputedly the spiciest of all Indian cuisine. Foods include both the original spicy Andhra cooking and Muslim-influenced Hyderabadi cuisine. Rice is the staple diet and is used in a wide variety of ways.
Hyderabadi cuisine is influenced by the Muslim population, which arrived in Andhra centuries ago. Much of the cuisine revolves around meat. It is rich and aromatic, with a liberal use of exotic spices, ghee, nuts and dry fruits.

For more recipes related to Artekai Pappu checkout Keoti Dal, Dal Dhokli, Dal Dhokli, Sabz Bahar Arhar Dal . You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Turai Aur Moong Ki Dal, Methi Varan, Mixed Kali Dal, Poondu Rasam.

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Artekai Pappu Recipe

  • Split pigeon pea soaked 1 cup

  • Raw banana 1 inch cubes 2

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) roasted 2 teaspoons

  • Coriander seeds roasted 2 teaspoons

  • Black peppercorns 6-8

  • Coconut scraped 2 teaspoons

  • Dried red chillies 4

  • Tamarind pulp 2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 teaspoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 6-8

  • Asafoetida 1 a pinch

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Pressure cook pigeon peas with raw bananas and two cups of water till three whistles are given out.

Step 2

Grind roasted Bengal grams, coriander seeds, black peppercorns, coconut, red chillies with tamarind pulp to a smooth paste.

Step 3

Take a deep pan and mix together boiled pigeon peas, ground paste, turmeric powder and salt. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.

Step 4

As they begin to splutter add cumin seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida. Pour tempering over the dal and add fresh coriander.

Step 5

Bring the mixture to a boil on high heat, stirring constantly. Adjust consistency. Cook for two minutes. Serve hot with rice.