Dosakaya Pappu



Our family friends sent us few yellow cucumbers aka dosakaya grown in their farm. Decided to put them to good use by pickling 2 large cucumbers (Dosavakaya recipe) while a small sized cucumber made itself available for a wonderful pappu kura.

dosakaya-pappu
Dosakaya Pappu

A good way to show affection to loved ones is serving them a comforting dal dish that has dosakaya in it. A classic Andhra pappu kura that is packed with nutrition with an irresistable flavor. One of my favorite high protein dish!

yellow-cucumber dosakaya
Yellow Cucumber, Dosakaya

Dosakaya Pappu Recipe

Preparation: 30 mts

Serves 4-5 persons

Cuisine: Andhra

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Ingredients:

1 cup tur dal/red gram dal/kandi pappu

1 1/2 cubed dosakaya/yellow cucumber

1 onion, chopped

1 tomato, chopped (optional)

big pinch turmeric pwd

2-3 green chillis, slit lengthwise

1/2 tsp chopped ginger

salt to taste

2 cups water

For seasoning/poppu/tadka:

1 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

3-4 garlic cloves, crushed

2 dry red chillis, de-seed and tear

10-12 fresh curry leaves

2 tsps oil

1 In a pressure cooker, place dal, cubed dosakaya mukkalu, onions, tomatoes, green chillis, ginger and turmeric pwd. Add 2 cups of water and pressure cook upto 3 whistles. If cooking over stove top, cook till the dal is almost cooked.
2 Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, add mustards seeds and as they jump around, add cumin seeds, garlic, red chillis and curry leaves and stir fry for a few seconds.
3 Add this to the pressure cooked dal and combine. Cook on slow to medium flame for a few mts till you get the consistency of your choice.
4 Serve with white rice.

Dosakaya Pappu

  • Prep time:
  • Cook time:
  • Serves: 5

Main Ingredients:

  1. yellow cucumber
  2. dosakaya
  3. red gram dal
  4. tuvar dal
  5. kandi pappu

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Our family friends sent us few yellow cucumbers aka dosakaya grown in their farm. Decided to put them to good use by pickling 2 large cucumbers while a small sized cucumber made itself available for a wonderful pappu kura.

Sailu

I'm a food blogger, food photographer and organic gardener based out of India. I enjoy cooking for my family using fresh produce from my vegetable garden and farmer's market. I love to try out various cuisines and perfect my cooking skills. I believe that hard work, self-discipline, and a positive attitude cannot help but reap a harvest of fantastic results. Say hello and join me on Pinterest, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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21 Responses

  1. Sudha says:

    I love this pappu…but i didnt find dosakai here.

  2. Padma says:

    Dear Ms. Sailu,
    This is one dal that is lopped up with utter relish. Too bad that I find no Dosakai in Calcutta. I cant believe people haven’t been able to embrace it in these parts of the world!! Your recipe and pictures bring back such fond memories. Thank you for reminding me!
    ~Best,
    Padma

  3. esaiselvi says:

    This is one of my favorite dish,but i don’t know how to prepare.Thanks for your recipe.

  4. Gauri says:

    this comes across as very unique to me. i haven’t seen this kind of cucumber here though :(

  5. srividya says:

    it is usually small round and yellow gauri. nice pictures and recipe sailu!

  6. Michelle says:

    I love reading your blog and have subscribed to your RSS feed so I won’t miss a recipe. Would you mind providing translations for the names of dishes or ingredients that some of us might not be familiar with? I’m wondering what Pappu and Kura mean?

    Thanks for your wonderful blog and recipes.

    Your most welcome, Michelle. :)
    Pappu/Dal = Any lentil, Kura = Curry/Stir fry. Will keep your request in mind in my future posts.

  7. TBC says:

    I bought this vegetable for the first time a few weeks back, and made this dal preparation. It tastes so good!

  8. sarita says:

    Hi Sailu,

    Once again a great recipe and awesome pictures. However I have never
    seen the vegetable before. What other vegetables can be used as substitutes.

    Regard

    Sarita

    You can use ridge gourd and bottle gourd too.

  9. Nabeela says:

    Num num! That looks goooood :)
    I saw some lemon cukes yesterday at the farmer’s market. I’ll def get them the next time to make this dal.

  10. Lakshmi says:

    If only I could reach into the screen with a spoon… Your camera is as fabulous as your cuilinary skills, Sailu. I tried hard but couldn’t grow Dosakai in USA.

    You are an inspiration.

    Take care

  11. hb says:

    I make the same kind of dal with different vegetables. If u have time do participate in my event!

  12. pamela says:

    Hi Sailu
    I’ve been following your blog for a while now, and just wanted to say how much I enjoy discovering a whole new world of food with you.
    I particularly enjoyed this post as I recently came across what I took to be pumpkins in Old Delhi. It took three posts on my blog (http://tinyurl.com/pqgnab) to discover they were actually a form of cucumber, similar I think to your dosakaya but resembling a pumpkin and actually called ‘phut’ in these parts. I made them into a salad but now am going to try out your delicious-looking dal
    All the best
    Pamela

  13. Rama says:

    Dear Ms Shailu

    We use tamarind juice in this Dosakaya pappu. That also gives good taste with White Rice

  14. suman says:

    Hi Sailu, I love dosakaya papu bit i never knew how to make it, thanks for the delicious recipe. I am going to prepare it now thankyouuuu.

  15. Santosh says:

    Should it be cooked with seeds or without seeds? you have not mentioned. Also the picture shows half cucumber with seeds and the other half without seeds :)

  16. Suchita says:

    When I read this recipe I thought it is so simple to cook but never thought such simple cooking can turn out to be a mouthwatering pappu .. Thanks so much for publishing it..you are awesome!!

  17. Srividhya says:

    Hello there! I had this dhal at a friends place and loved it. So when I found yellow cucumbers at my local Indian grocer, I grabbed it and made this today, referring to your recipe. It turned out a SUPER HIT! My husband and I loved and we finished the entire container for lunch. We even skipped the rice and started eating the dal alone after 2 servings of dal rice 😀

  18. GSR says:

    When to add salt…?Which is a confusing thing when to add while preparing any food item….

  19. srinivasa peddi says:

    Add it after mustards seeds turn into the goldish color or you can add it in dal after coocked it…etc ..:-) Enjoy

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