Dosakaya pappu / Cucumber dal


Cucumber known as Dosakaya in telugu is a popular vegetable in Andhra Pradesh. Dal is commonly prepared recipe in Indian homes specially telugu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients :

  1. Tuar daal – 1 cup
  2. Cucumber – 1
  3. Tamarind extract – 3 tsp
  4. Onion – 1/2  small
  5. Garlic flakes – 2
  6. Green chillies – 2
  7. Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  8. Coriander leaves – 2 sprigs
  9. Turmeric – pinch
  10. Red chillie powder – 1  tsp
  11. Salt – as required
  12. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  13. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  14. Hing – pinch
  15. Oil  – 2 tsp

Method:

  • Pressure-cook the dhal with at least 2 cups of water for about 4 whistles and keep aside.
  • Peel the skin of cucumber and cut them into medium size pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let them splutter. Then add hing, turmeric powder, green chillies, curry leaves, garlic and saute for few seconds.
  • Now add onions and saute for another 2-3 minutes. Now add cucumber and saute for 5 minutes then add 1/2 cup water, Tamarind extract, red chilli powder, salt and cover with lid. Let it cook well till the cucumber become soft.
  • Now add the cooked dal and mix well. Add water if required and bring it to a boil. Cook till you get the right consistency, remove from fire
  • Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with plain rice or Roti.
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2 thoughts on “Dosakaya pappu / Cucumber dal

  1. himabindubollam December 24, 2013 at 2:21 am Reply

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  2. mehak kashish December 19, 2013 at 1:04 am Reply

    excellent piece of information, I had come to know about your website from my friend kavitha, pune,i have read atleast 8 posts of yours by now, and let me tell you, your site gives the best and the most interesting information. This is just the kind of information that i had been looking for, i’m already your rss reader now and i would regularly watch out for the new posts, once again hats off to you! Thanx a lot once again, Regards, dosakaya pachadi

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