Srivalli's theme based Blogging Marathon is here for the 6th edition. This time around the themes were 
1. Seven Days of shelf stable goodies for Kids 
2. Recipe less picture posts
3. Seven Days of Regional Specials 
4. Seven Days of Picnic food 
5. Seven different ways to use an Ingredient 
6. Seven different ways to replace Egg in Baking
7. Seven days of Mini Bites

I have chosen to cook and blog about seven different ways to use an ingredient and the ingredient would be Kheera (Salad Cucumber). So keep an eye for the variety of dishes using Cucumber (Kheera). Here is Kheera Pappu for Day 1

Kheera Dal is one of the many dals I prepare at home as part of a meal. With the goodness of Kheera (Salad Cucumber), it sure gives a unique taste to the dal. Here is how we had for lunch served over hot steaming rice.

Kheera Pappu

Ingredients - 

Kheera Chopped 1 medium
Toor Dal (Kandi Pappu) 1 cup
Salt as per taste
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Green Chillies 6-7 (or as per taste)
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1 tsp, Urad dal 1 tsp, Jeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tsp, Hing couple pinches, 1 dried red chilli)
Lemon Juice 2 tsp or tamarind juice 2 Tbsp

Method Of Preparation - 

Boil Toor dal in a pressure cooker.

After the cooker cools down, heat a sauce pan and add oil and the seasoning. 

Once the mustard seeds splutter and the urad dal is brown add the chopped kheera and let the kheera cook.

Add boiled toor dal, chopped green chillies ,turmeric and salt. (If using tamarind juice now is the time to add).

Let the dal simmer for couple of minutes and (Squeeze in the lemon juice now if not using tamarind juice) serve over hot rice and ghee.

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Serves Approx 4 Adults
Preparation Time 35 min
Posted by Harini on Thursday, June 16, 2011


  1. Aarthi Says:
  2. looking yummy

  3. Unknown Says:
  4. Looks delicious dear :)

  5. Mélange Says:
  6. 7 Days of cucumber ! wonderful to hear that Harini.Mainly because to me,curries with cucumber is almost new.I don't have much recipes.This one looks tempting and nutritious..the flavours it seems,will go hand in hand..!

  7. Sunanda Says:
  8. Dal looks so soothing and delicious..Nice clicks as well.
    Sunanda's Kitchen

  9. nice flavourful the idea of adding cucumber...

  10. this sounds simply hearty n yummm..:)

    Tasty Appetite

  11. Chitra Says:
  12. this a simple and yummy paruppu preparation....

  13. Usha Says:
  14. Looks delicious!

  15. Vardhini Says:
  16. Comforting and delicious.

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  17. Priya Suresh Says:
  18. Wonderful choice,so its gonna be 7 days of cucumber, flavourful dal..looks simply comforting and delicious..

  19. Suma Gandlur Says:
  20. Yummy. I make a thicker version. This one was a regular one in my mother's kitchen since we did not use to get dosakaya.

  21. Srivalli Says:
  22. Looks great Harini..looking fwd to your varities..

  23. Unknown Says:
  24. Cucumber dal looks great Harini waiting to see the other recipe from you.

  25. Jayashree Says:
  26. Look forward to seeing all that you cook up with this "cool" ingredient.

  27. Looking great and delicious.

  28. Unknown Says:
  29. dal with cucumber is quite interesting..I usually make kadi with it..
    have answered your question about the cookie in the comment section of my blog

  30. my mother in law makes this at home looks yumm

  31. Kalyani Says:
  32. looks yummy ! Look forward to cucumber recipes :)

  33. Chitra Says:
  34. simple nd delish :)

  35. divya Says:
  36. looks yummy and healthy..

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