Quick ,healthy and easy dals or pappu are always my favourite, one among those pappu is this watermelon rind and sprouted fenugreek pappu, i prepared this delicious, healthy as a diabetic friendly pappu which is quite a complete food when served along with cooked cracked wheat;rotis or with hot steaming rice..The bitterness of sprouted fenugreek is completely masked by the watermelon white rinds i used in this pappu, both watermelon rinds and sprouted fenugreek works out wonder and i spiced this pappu simply with rasam powder, pepper powder and lemon juice...Fabulous comforting food when served along with papads and lemon pickle, we loved it..
1cup Toor dal (cooked)
2cups Watermelon white rinds (chopped finely)
1/2cup Sprouted fenugreek seeds
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
1tbsp Rasam powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Pepper powder
1tsp Mustard seeds,urad dal +cumin seeds
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
3nos Dry red chillies
Few curry leaves
1tsp Lemon juice
Heat enough oil in a pressure cooker and saute the chopped onions and tomato chunks until they turned mushy, add immediately the watermelon rinds, sprouted fenugreek seeds, saute until the watermelon rinds turns soft..now add the rasam powder, pepper powder, salt and cooked dal along with turmeric powder and enough water, bring everything to boil..Close the pressure cooker and cook until the veggies get well cooked..
In a small pan, heat a tsp of oil and let splutters mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, dry red chillies, asafoetida powder, curry leaves, add this tempered spices to the cooking pappu..finally add the lemon juice and put off the stove..
Serve hot with rice along with papads or pickles or else with rotis..