Dosakaya Pappu

Day 1 Week 1 #54 - 

This week I shall post some lentil based dishes which are popular at home. I was going through all my drafts and realized that I hadn't posted this popular dal from my home state. 

Growing up in rural, drought hit areas in Andhra Pradesh, we had limited access to a variety of vegetables. So we had to rely on some veggies like the yellow cucumber, spinach and such vegetables. That was when I remember we used to have this dal every other day. I got so fed up of this vegetable that I had forsaken this dal as well. :)

Now living in this country, we fondly consume this vegetable in its variety and enjoy it as well.
Ingredients - 

Toor Dal 1 cup
Dosakaya/Yellow Cucumber peeled, seeded and diced 1 cup
Salt, Turmeric, Red chili powder, Green chilies as needed
Coriander leaves finely chopped
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Urad Dal 1/2 tsp, Curry leaves few, Asafoetida 2 pinches)

Optional - Roasted Methi Powder 1/2 tsp, Dhania Powder 1/2 tsp
Dosakaya Pappu

Method Of Preparation -

In a pressure cooker, add the washed toor dal, chopped yellow cucumber, salt, green chilies, turmeric and about 3 cups of water.

Cook for about 2 hisses of the pressure cooker. 

After the cooker cools down, add in the remaining spices if using, prepare the seasoning and add it to the cooked dal.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve it with steaming rice and ghee. A side with a pickle will make it a delightful meal.

Dosakaya Pappu

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Preparation Time 25 min
Serves 5-6
Posted by Harini R on Friday, July 3, 2015


  1. Suma Gandlur Says:
  2. One of our favorites too. Love it.

  3. Simple comforting food, the daal looks nice.

  4. delicious lip smacking dal.

  5. Rajani S Says:
  6. Yet to try this popular Andhra dal. Looks good.

  7. Kalyani Says:
  8. this was a staple at my host's house in Hyderabad... And I loved it a lot... thanks for the recipe :)

  9. Sandhiya Says:
  10. I'm new to andra cuisine and this dal looks very comforting.

  11. Pavani Says:
  12. Such a comforting and yummy dal. Adding the spices is new to me, will try it next time I make dosakaya pappu.

  13. praba Says:
  14. pleasing to palatte recipe..lovely color..

  15. Priya Suresh Says:
  16. Lipsmacking pappu, such a comforting food... serve me with rice and pickle, can have it anytime.

  17. Such a comforting dish this is! The dal has come out really well.

  18. Sarita Says:
  19. Love this simple dosakai Pappu.. Looks nice and comforting..

  20. never had this yellow cucumber - must look for it next time I go to Indian market

  21. Simple, delicious and comforting dal.

  22. Unknown Says:
  23. very simple dal... should be a great combo with rice

  24. Srivalli Says:
  25. This is our comfort food..very nicely presented!

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