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Brinjal Gothsu (Curry with Brinjal)

Andhra Dal Curry - Tomato Pappu (Dal)

This is the recipe for Tomato Pappu, Andhra’s version of tomato dal. This tomato dal or Tomato Pappu is a comfort food from Andhra Pradesh (State in South India) that has more than one type and makes for a perfect accompaniment with steaming hot rice with ghee. Dal is called Pappu in Telugu language & there are many variations of this dal. Emil (My husband) is a big fan of Andhra Cuisine and always loved it. He keeps telling me to make dishes inspired from the Andhra Cuisine. While reading about the dish and after speaking to few Telugu friends, I got to know that there's more than one type of pappu, like the spinach with dal & tomatoes. And also they are cooked slightly different in each household as well.  While usually most homes use tamarind for this dal along with tomatoes, I made a simpler version of this and avoided the tamarind. Instead I have used more tomatoes along with shallots.  The basic recipe was shared to us by my husband's colleague, and I also have a