Monday, October 26, 2009

Mulakkaya pappu kattu(Drumstick masala dal)

Hai friends today i am coming with Mulakkaya pappu kattu.This i learned from my mother.In our house we all love this dal.This goes nice with steamed hot rice.For this we can take side dish its nothing but pickled gooseberry.Here i miss it but ok.After delivery (post partum) my elders give this with rice(but they wont add the onions).Ok lets go to the recipe.


Dal-1 cup
Mulakkayalu(drumsticks)-10 sticks(pieces)
Garlic-15 garlic pods
jeera-1 tsp
mustard seeds -1 tsp
Dry red chillies(whole)-6
turmeric-little pinch
Salt to taste
Curry leaves few
Oil-1 tsp


First clean the dal and drumsticks .Now cook both the dal and drumsticks separetly. After that keep it aside.

When the dal is cooking in the mean time we have to prepare the masala.
First cut both the onion and garlic.Keep it aside some chopped onion garlic for seasoning.
Take onions ,garlic,chillis,jeera,mustard in the jar and blend it to paste.

Now take one pan and heat it when it gets heat add the oil .When oil gets heat first add the garlic flakes and heat it.

When it changes to light brown add the mustard seeds when it starts splutter add the jeera,dry red chilli pieces,curry leaves and few onions that kept it aside.

when it gets cooked add the cooked drumstick fry this for 1 minute

Now add the paste and fry it for 1 minute soon add the water and close with lid and cook untill it gets boiled

When it starts boiling now we can add the dal and mix well soon add the salt and cook this for 2 minutes.

Now the pappu kattu is ready to serve with hot rice.


  1. Yes its very easy and goes nice with rice .Try this u love it sailaja.

  2. Hi Vineela explanation is superb, nenu okasari try chesthanu.