Dosakaya Pappu

Dosakaya is a yellow cucumber available in parts of India. They are  generally spherical in shape. It is commenly cooked as curry, along with daal, added in sambar or made a s pickle called Dosa-aavakaya. For day 2 under the theme " One vegetable different ways", today am making daal with this yellow cucumber or dosakaya.

Here goes the recipe......


Dosakaya / cucumber 1 medium size
Toor dal 1 cup
Green chili 2
Tomato 1 small
Tamarind pulp 1 spoon
Turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
Chili powder 1 spoon
Salt to taste
Chopped cilantro 3 spoons

For tempering:

Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Udad dal 1 spoon
Red chili 1
Curry leaves 4
Oil 2 spoons


In a presser cooker wash toor dal thoroughly and add chopped cucumber, tomato, tamarind, green chili and turmeric powder.
Add 1 1/2 cup water. 
Presser cook for 3-4 whistles.
Let the presser evaporate completely  before opening the lid.
Now remove the lid and give it a stir.
Switch on the stove, add salt to taste, chili powder and cook for 2-3 minutes.
In another small pan heat oil for tempering.
Add mustard seeds, when they crackle add cumin seeds, curry leaves, red chili and udad dal.
Fry for few seconds and add this to the cooked dal.
Mix well and serve with steamed rice.

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Gayathri Kumar said...

We usually make salad with this cucumber, but I have never tried any savoury recipes. This dal sounds so yum. Great comfort food..

Harini R said...

Dosakaya pappu is a regular one at home. We make it almost like how you mentioned.

Priya Suresh said...

When i saw dosakaya as a vegetable for this week's theme, i was looking forward for this pappu and here u are. Love this dish very much.

Nisha said...

I love this dal. My neighbour used to prepare this for me especially and it was so good. Lovely presentation sushma.

Archana said...

Ahh such simple dals are a blessing especially when I am rushing through all my cooking.

CookwithRenu said...

Dosakaya looks awesome. We make this with bottle gourd. Will try your version too.

Mayuri Patel said...

Now you've totally convinced me to try out this new vegetable..can't wait to get to India to try it out. Very delicious looking dal.

Srivalli said...

This is one of our favorite way of using this vegetable..looks so inviting!

Sowmya :) said...

That is such a classic dish and yours has turned out wonderfully!

cookingwithsapana said...

Sounds like a tasty and filling pappu and it must have tasted yummy with rice.

Jyoti Babel said...

I have never used cucumber with lentils. This combination sounds interesting!

preeti garg said...

Looks so delicious.