Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Dosakaya Pappu ( Lemon Cucumber Dal)

Dosakaya Pappu ( Lemon Cucumber Dal)
Lemon Cucumber or Cucumis sativus 'Lemon' is a variety of cucumber ,very bright Yellow in color and has a excellent flavor slightly tart and lemony . This vegetable is well used in Andhra Pradesh mainly for making pickles . My house they use it for making vada's and dal . Its advised to check for bitterness before making the dal ,sometimes these can be extremely bitter .
1 cucumber ,peeled ,deseeded and cubed
1/2 onion sliced
pulp of tamrind
1 cup toor dal ,pressure cooked and made into puree

For Seasoning (Thadka)
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp Jeera
1 tsp Urad dal
2 Red chilies
pinch of Hing
6-8 Curry leaves

1. take a pan ,when hot add oil and all the ingredients for seasoning
2.when mustard seeds start to splutter add onion fry till they become translucent
3. to the above add cucumber, haldi (turmeric) , salt and tamrind pulp
4. add about 1/2 a glass water
5. cook closed until cucumber becomes soft
6.once cucumber is soft add toor dal mix well, add water if the consistency seems thick
7.boil for 4-5 minutes ,remove from heat and garnish with coriander

Goes well with hot rice and ghee


archana said...

You have nice recipes here in your blog. I will try the Mishti dahi. Nice blog :)

Asha said...

Looks delicious Sreelu!I have never tasted this veg,got to find it somewhere here.Thanks:)

Asha said...

Love the recipe Sreelu.Looks delicious, thanks:))

Madhavi said...

Hi Sreelu,

You have very nice andhra recipes. I like colors in your blog. Dosakaya pappu looks great... naaku chala istham.


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