BM #121 Week 3 Day 2 - 

Under the Dazzling Dals theme, here is another one from my maternal grandmother's kitchen. I have earlier posted Aloo-Allam Pappu from my Maternal Grandmother's kitchen. This is very similar to the above mentioned Dal except the vegetable is different.

The gingery lemony taste of the dal is sure to tease your palate and make your meal enjoyable and satisfying.

Recipe Source amma
Ingredients - 

Dosakaya/Yellow Cucumber, peeled, seeded and cubed 1 1/2 cups
Toor Dal 3/4 cup
Ginger , grated 1 Tbsp
Green Chillies 4-5 (or as needed)
Coriander leaves few
Jaggery, grated 1 tsp (Optional)
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Lemon Juice 1 Tbsp
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Jeera 1/2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Hing 1/8 tsp, Red Chili 1-2, Curry leaves few)

Method Of Preparation -

In a pressure cooker/ Instant Pot boil toor dal and set aside.

While pressure the cooker cools down, heat a sauce pan, add oil and the seasoning. After the mustard seeds splutter and the urad dal is brown add the cubed Dosakaya and half a cup of water. Cover and let the vegetable cook through.

After the vegetable is cooked well, make a paste of green chillies, Coriander leaves and Ginger. Add the paste ,turmeric and salt. Optionally add a spoon of grated jaggery. 

Add the cooked dal, mix well and simmer for a couple of minutes and remove from heat. Squeeze in the lemon juice. 

Mix well and serve over a bed of steaming hot rice and a dollop of ghee.


Preparation Time 30 minutes
Serves 4-5


  1. Kalyani Says:
  2. We love dosakaya in most forms and this Dal with that gingery hit is a must try

  3. Archana Says:
  4. Wow this dosakai allam pappu sounds amazingly delicious, filling and healthy. Such a flavorful dal.

  5. Radha Says:
  6. Last year, I tried so many recipes with dosakai when it produced so much. We started to love this vegetable. Can't wait to try your recipe.

  7. I am growing dosakkai for the first time this year and I came across your recipe when searching for what to make with it. This is such a delicious recipe and so simple. Will definitely be making it.

  8. rajani Says:
  9. I love the flavor of ginger and lemon with dal of any kind. Will keep this recipe in mind when I buy dosakkai next time.

  10. We love dosakaya, it will be in our menu every fortnight! This mildly sweet dal with vellari sounds delish, i love such simple dal recipes, adds so much variety to our lunch plate! Love the way you have served it with rice!

  11. Dal in any form is wonderful, given with some hot steaming rice, I would love it. The meal looks excellent, and the dal delicious.

  12. Narmadha Says:
  13. Dosakaya allam pappu looks so flavorful with ginger, green chilli and spices. Bookmarking to try it next time when I get hold of dosakaya

  14. Srivalli Says:
  15. Wow this is surely a different combination to make Harini..I have personally never included ginger in dal, will have to try it and see..

  16. Suma Gandlur Says:
  17. The addition of jaggery and ginger in a pappu recipe is new to me. The dal sounds delicious. Wish I could have access to some good quality yellow cucumbers here to try this.

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