Pappu Biyyam / Dal Rice

'Pappu' means dal in telugu and 'Biyyam' means rice,so if you combine both it literally means 'Dal Rice'.This is a typical dish prepared only in the Telangana region of Andhra'. It's my favourite rice recipe.  Personally i like it with curd and mango pickle. I hope you too like it.


2 cups rice
1/2 cup bengal gram (chana dal)
4-5 green chillies, slit lenghtwise
2 dry red chillies
few curry leaves
1 big onion, cut in big cubes
1 potato, cut in cubes
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds


1: First mix rice and chana dal, wash and soak them in enough water for atleast 20 mins.

2: Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, green chillies, red chilli, curry leaves and saute for few seconds.

3: Add onions and fry them. Add chopped potato and saute for 5 minutes.

4: Add 5 cups of water and boil. When the water is boiling add salt, strained rice & dal and allow it to cook on medium heat until the water is evaporated.

5: After all the liquid is gone on top put flame in sim. After 5 mins switch off the stove and dont take out lid for 15 mins.

6: Ur tasty dal rice / pappu biyyam is ready to serve with pickle and curd.


If you are using pressure cooker or electrical rice cooker, add only 4 and ½ cups of water.

Sending this recipe to 'Healthy Lunch' hosted by Smita & guest hosted by Kavi.

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Archana.

1 comment:

RK said...

thank you for linking your post to my event!
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