Pesara Pappu Kattu Charu

Pesara Kattu Charu is one of the easiest and super tasty dal. It is made with yellow split mung dal. This is a very light food usually served when some one is sick. Any stir fry or deep fried dish goes very well with this dal. Unlike any other typical dal, the consistency of this kattu is very light and watery just like rasam / charu.

This recipes goes to week 3day 3 of blogging marathon 117 under the theme " Pick 1 ingredient and make 3 different courses".


Pesara pappu / Yellow moong dal 1 cup
Green chili 2 slit
Sliced onion 1/4 cup
Chopped cilantro 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder / Haldi 1/2 tsp


Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Mustard seeds 1/2 spoon
Udad dal 1 spoon
Chopped or crushed garlic 1 spoon
Dry Red chili 2
Curry leaves 6
Oil 2 spoons


Wash the dal couple of times, add 2 cups water and presser cook for 3 whistles.
Let the presser release naturally, open the lid and mash the dal completly.
Now add 4 cups water, turmeric powder, salt, sliced onions, slit green chili and bring the mixture to boil.
In a separate pan heat oil for tempering.
Add mustard seeds, once they crackle add cumin seeds, red chili, curry leaves, udad dal and crushed garlic.
Saute till garlic turns light brown.
Transfer the tempering to charu / rasam.
Make sure charu is on the thinner side, it should not be like sambar or dal which are little thicker in consistency. 
Serve hot with steamed rice.


vaishali sabnani said...

Our family is a great fan if moong dal and I love to make it in different ways . This dal sounds super delicious , the light watery consistency is what I like , it makes the meal so light . Super share !

Suma Gandlur said...

A bowl of rasam rice is a simple, comfort meal. I make this too though without onion.

Srivalli said...

I have seen my sil making a Kattu charu with toor dal, must try with moong dal sometime. your moong dishes were good, I love the punukulu the best..:)

Radha said...

Split moong dhal is a comfort meal paired with rice. Yum! even if you have to eat every day.

Harini R said...

This is such a comfort food and best ways to enjoy a soup :) Enjoyed all the moong dal varieties.