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Dosakaya Pappu (Yellow Cucumber Dal)

How to make Dosakaya Pappu

Time taken to prepare Dosakaya Pappu

No. of serves



30 mins





Dosakaya Pappu is most popular in Andra Pradesh state, a lot of people can prepare this recipe for their lunch boxes regularly. It is also a very good side dish while having rice chapathi, pulka, roti. It is a very nutritious food because here we are using toor dal. While eating this recipe in rice by adding a dollop of ghee and papad hmmm….. so tasty…

From my childhood, I know this dosakaya pappu but here I prepared a little bit change in the preparation process. From my childhood, chopped cucumber, onion, tomato are cooked along with toor dal in a pressure cooker directly later tempering. But here I made few changes while preparing this dosakaya pappu I cooked dal separately, later added to cooked veggies due to this it tastes different compared to regular dosakaya pappu.

Ingredients for Dosakaya Pappu:-

  • Dosakaya / Yellow Cucumber (Chopped)- 1 cup
  • Onion (Chopped)- 1/2 cup
  • Tomato (Chopped) – 1/2 cup
  • Coriander leaves
  • Green chilies-2
  • Toor dal – 1 cup
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Tamarind juice – 1/4 cup

For Tempering:-

  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Chana dal – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1/4 tsp
  • Dry red chilies – 1 or 2
  • Few Curry leaves
  • Hing / Asafoetida – 1 pinch

Steps to prepare Dosakaya Pappu:-

  1. Wash and cook toor dal by adding 2 cups of water in a 3 lit pressure cooker until 1 or 2 whistles. Later keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a wide-bottomed pan add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chana dal, urad dal, dry red chilies mix it well after spluttering mustard seeds add curry leaves, Hing / Asafoetida.
  3. Now add chopped onion cook it well until it becomes transparent, add chopped yellow cucumber, chopped tomato close the lid cook it on low flame until it becomes mushy.
  4. Later mash cooked toor dal and transfer to a tempering pan what we prepare before.
  5. Now add a little bit of water add the required amount of salt, turmeric powder, tamarind juice cook it well by the closing lid on low flame for 10 mins.
  6. Finally add coriander leaves mix it well, later serve hot…. hot… Dosakaya Pappu along with rice by adding a dollop of ghee.

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