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How to prepare Dosakaya pappu / Cucumber dal in andhra style

How to prepare Dosakaya pappu

Have you ever visited Andhra? Did you taste the Andhra food? Have you attended the functions in Andhra? Did you ever have a full meal in Andhra? Don’t get panic I simply asked these questions to let you know about the famous dishe like Dosakaya pappu Or Cucumber lentil dal. Yes this recipe is popularly stuck to Andhra. Whatever the functions or occasions the meal is so incomplete with this dal dish. Usually dhal or dal is prepared and eaten with hot rice by adding little ghee tastes awesome but adding cucumber into dhal or dal gives more taste. Yellow cucumbers are very commonly used in Andhra Pradesh. Andhraites specially prepare this dish at home because eating of this dish gives a healthy growth.

Cucumber consists of best nutrition facts and health benefits too. This cucumber is well known called as Indian yellow cucumber.

  • Cucumbers are having minimal amounts of fats and no cholesterol.
  • It is excellent source of calcium, potassium, magnesium and minerals which helps in improving the skin and hair texture.
  • If you have acidity then eating of raw cucumber juice helps to control arthritis, eczema and gout.

Still lots of benefits are there if you consume the yellow cucumber. Some of the people use this to make sambar, gravy and pickles. But here is the quick recipe for you is Dosakaya pappu or cucumber dal using yellow lentils. Ingredients used in making of this dish are so healthy and sure your family will like it.

Hot food meal of Andhra is incomplete with this major dish. Look at the recipe.

Dosakaya pappu or Cucumber dal Andhra style

Yesterday we got some yellow cucumbers from our farm, after seeing those shiny cucumbers I thought of making some tasty dal by adding this. Here is the recipe for you also. Prepare this tasty dish at home and serve it to hot meal. Dosakaya pappu or cucumber dal in Andhra is famous in afternoon meals. So why do you want to miss this tasty dish. Enjoy preparing Dosakaya pappy or cucumber dal in Andhra style.

Dosakaya pappu or Cucumber dal Andhra style

Dosakaya pappu or Cucumber dal Andhra style


Dosakaya pappu ingredients

  • Cucumber – 1
  • Toor dal / yellow lentils – 1 ½ cup
  • Tomatoes – 2
  • Onions – 1
  • Green chili – 4
  • Tamarind (lemon size)
  • Turmeric – ½ tbsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Oil – 3tbsp
  • Salt (required)
  • Poppy seeds  – 2tbsp
  • Coriander leaves
  • Curry leaves
  • Red chili – 2
  • Garlic cloves – 5

Steps to prepare

Step 1: Add toor dal into a pressure cooker. Wash it nicely two times.

Step 2: Peel of the cucumber and chop into pieces.

Step 3: Same way chop the onions, tomatoes and green chilies into fine pieces.

chop vegetables

Step 4: Add all this pieces into a pressure cooker which contains toor dal.

Step 5: Add tamarind to it.

Add tamarind to it

Step 6: Close the cooker with lid and keep it on stove.

Step 7: Allow it to cook in a medium flame till it get 5 whistles.

cook in a medium flame

Step 8: Turn off the flame and allow the pressure to goes out.

Step 9: Open the lid and add turmeric, salt and red chili powder.

lid and add turmeric

Step 10: Mix the ingredients nicely so that the mixture becomes paste.

Step 11: Keep the cooker a side.

cooker a side.

Step 12: Take a vessel on stove add oil to it.

Step 13: Let the oil get hot. Now add poppy seeds, garlic cloves (mash) and red chilies pieces to the oil.

poppy seeds

Step 14: Fry them till the poppy seeds turns brown in shade. Add curry leaves.

Step 15: Now pour the toor dal paste into this mixture.

Step 16: Stir nicely so that the poppy seeds and remaining ingredients mix up with the dal.

poppy seeds1

Turn off the flame and take it to a bowl. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve it.

NOTE: If you don’t like garlic cloves you can use asafoetida.

If you want to enjoy the taste of this Dosakaya pappu or cucumber dal then serve the hot rice in plate and add this dal along with ghee. Even the kids can enjoy eating this dish with cucumber. Eating of this cucumber dal cools the body. You can also serve this as a side dish for chapathis or pulka. Their is no age limit everyone can consume this from age of 3 years to old age.

rice and dosakaya pappu