Dosakaya pappu / Cucumber dal

Cucumber known as Dosakaya in telugu is a popular vegetable in Andhra Pradesh. Dal is one of the main sources of protein. So, dal is made in many different ways on a daily basis in most of the Indian homes. Dosakaya or cucumber mixed with dal is simply irresistible in its taste. The dosakaya when blended with dal and spices absorbs the flavors and gives a mild tarty, slightly pungent flavor with crunchiness taste. Dal and rice is a comfort meal, which is so simple and tasty meal to have.


1cup  dal
250 gms cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tomato ,chopped
2 green chillies, slit lenghtwise
3 red chillies, break into pieces
pinch of hing (optional)
few curry leaves
2 tbsps oil
salt to taste
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 cloves garlic , crushed
1tbsp lemon juicecoriander leaves, for garnishing


1: Boil  dal till it is cooked well.

2: Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let them splutter. Then add hing, turmeric powder, green chillies, red chillies, curry leaves, garlic and saute for few seconds. Now add onions and saute for another 2-3 minutes.

3: Now add tomatoes , cucumber, little salt and saute for 2 minutes  then and add 1/2 cup water, cover with lid and let it cook well till the tomatoes and cucumber are soft.

4: Add the cooked dal, salt, lemon juice and mix well.

5: Add water if required and bring it to a boil.

6:Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with plain rice.

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