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Dosakaya Pachadi ~ Lemon Cucumber Chutney

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Dosakaya Pachadi

Lemon Cucumber aka Dosakaya is a cherished vegetable in Andhra cuisine. Pachadi (Chutney), Pappu (Dal) and Avakai (Pickle) are the common preparations. I have blogged a pickle recipe as well as a pappu recipe using Dosakaya. Armed with firm, farm fresh Dosakaya, we prepared a tangy spicy pachadi that makes for a memorable side with rice and a dollop of ghee.

Dosakaya Pachadi Recipe

Preparation: 15-18 mts

Serves 3-4 persons

Cuisine: Andhra

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup dosakaya/lemon cucumber, remove the inside seeds and cube

1 tbsp senaga pappu/bengal gram

1 tbsp minappa pappu/urad dal/split gram dal

1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera/jeelakara

1-2 green chillis

2 dry red chillis (increase or decrease to suit your spice level)

4-5 curry leaves

salt to taste

1 1/2 tbsps tamarind paste

1/2 tbsp oil

For tempering/poppu/tadka:

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

3-4 fresh curry leaves

1/2 tsp split black gram/minappa pappu

1/4 tsp hing/asafoetida/inguva

1 tsp oil

1 Heat oil in a pan, add bengal gram and split gram dal and cumin seeds and saute for 4 mts on low-medium heat or till they turn golden brown. Add curry leaves, green chillis and red chillis and fry for another mt. Remove from pan and cool.
2 First grind the spices to a coarse powder. Add tamarind paste and blend once more. Add the dosakaya pieces and salt and grind to a coarse paste. The cucumber should not be made into a paste. A stone mortar is recommended to crush them but you can use a blender too.
3 Heat oil in a small pan, add the mustard seeds and let them pop. Add the split black gram and let it turn red. Add the curry leaves and hing and toss them for a few seconds till the flavors come out.
4 Turn off heat and add the seasoning to the ground dosakaya pachadi and combine. Serve with hot steamed rice and ghee.

Dosakaya Pachadi ~ Lemon Cucumber Chutney Recipe

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Yield: 4
Main Ingredients: dosakaya lemon cucumber

Lemon Cucumber aka Dosakaya is a cherished vegetable in Andhra cuisine. Pachadi (Chutney), Pappu (Dal) and Avakai (Pickle) are the common preparations. I have blogged a pickle as well as a pappu recipe using Dosakaya. Armed with firm, farm fresh Dosakaya, we prepared a tangy spicy pachadi that makes for a memorable side with rice and a dollop of ghee.

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By • Jun 24th, 2010 • Category: All Recipes, Andhra Recipes, Indian Chutney Recipes - Pachadi, Indian Vegan Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Recipes, Recipes Vegetable Dishes

  • http://www.litebite.in s

    Tasty and tangy Andhra treat! I suppose Dossakai is that big round cucumber. My mother in law often makes it, but its new to me. Nice to try.

  • http://www.rajendermanju.blogspot.com Manju Rajender

    This dosakaya is unique to Andhra. We do not get it in TN. My mom-in-law prepares a yummy pachadi but the preparation is different that yours. Your preparation looks delicious too.

  • http://homely-food.blogspot.com Neha

    The chutney looks yummy..I am from north India and most of the ingredients are difficult for me to comprehend..like minapa pappu, senaga pappu..also what is lemon cucumber called in hindi?

  • http://sumanjsingh.wordpress.com/ Suman Singh

    This is something different..looks incredibly delicious!

  • Madhuri

    This is mouthwatering ! I can almost taste it with Hot rice and Ghee. I will make it as soon as i find dosakaya next time . thanks

  • http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/ Madhavi

    WOW delicious chutney recipe :))

  • lavanya

    Yummy, love the combination of lemon and cucumber. Can you please post the recipe to make green chilli sauce? Thanks

  • http://thediaryofadisplacedhousewife.blogspot.com/ The Housewife

    Mmmm! There is nothing better than yummy dosakai pachadi with rice and nei… I now have such a strong craving for this!

  • smitha

    Wow !!! I love this pachadi, had it once or twice. Always wanted to know how to make this, will try it out for sure, thanks a ton for the recipe Sailu.

  • http://forkbootsandapalette.wordpress.com sheba

    This sounds so new to me , yet the flavours sounds so inviting…

  • Aruna Deepak

    Hi Sailu,

    your recipes are simply great. I guess you missed the cooking part of Dosakaya here :-)

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      There is no need to cook the dosakaya, Aruna. Its used raw here. Either peeled or unpeeled. I have peeled the lemon cucumber for this recipe.

  • JS

    Dear Sailu:

    Thanks for posting Dosakaya Pachachadi. I have some questions unanswered after going through the recipe. However, whether to take out the skin from the dosakaya is not very clear. Also whether the Dosakaya need to be cooked or fried in the pan? Please let the readers know bit more details which would benefit readers like me more. I would appreciate your clarification.

    Thanks.

    JS

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      JS, the dosakaya can be used with peel for this recipe. Having said that, you can peel it too. I have peeled the lemon cucumber for this recipe. Do check if the dosakaya has a bitter taste before using it. If bitter, discard. There is no need to saute/fry the dosakaya. Its used raw for this pachadi. Raw rocks! :)

  • Rama

    Hi Sailu
    Thanks for dosakaya pachadi receipe. Nenu chala rojulu nundi ee receipe kosam choostunnanu. Once again thanks.
    nenu try chesanu chala baga vachindhi. almost mee receipes anni try chesanu. anni baga kudarayyi. keep on posting traditional receipes.

  • http://umaskitchen.wordpress.com Uma

    Hi Sailu
    You come up with different and wonderful recipes. Good job.

  • Manu

    Hello Sailu garu,
    I tried this recipe, it came out well. Thanks for sharing a good one.Appreciate it.

  • Angel

    I was searching for this Dosakaya Pachachadi, Thanks for posting. When i was in hostel i used to eat, now i will prepare for my children.Once again thanks for posting traditional receipes, they are very helpful to who are missing India like me

  • Shahi…

    wat is lemon cucumber…??
    I hear only cucumber.Is lemon cucumber is different….???

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