Vankai Pappu


I’ve made this particualr dal only once before… and it definitely tasted good even on the first try. Simply because its simple, and is a great option if you’re bored with all the other dal options in the kitchen. πŸ™‚

Vankai Pappu

Vankai (brinjal)



  • Cook the dal, chopped green chillies and vankai chopped into long pieces of 6 or 9.
  • In the meantime, squeeze the juice from the soaked tamarind and keep ready.
  • Once the dal has cooked, mash the dal and chillies well while keeping the vankai pieces intact.
  • Add the tamarind juice, salt, chilli powder and mix well
  • cook for 10 mins or till excess water dries up
  • In a small wok, heat 1 tsp oil and add the tadka.
  • Once the aavalu start popping, add to the dal and mix
  • Cook the dal for a couple of minutes more and then take off flame.

Serve hot with rice and ghee.


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