September 30, 2016

Dosakaya Pappu - Yellow Cucumber Dal in Andhra Style

Hi readers, I came back with an interesting,tempting, super comforting dal dish from Andhra Cuisine "Dosakaya Pappu" (Yellow Cucumber Dal). One of my favourite dal dish:). Dosakaya Pappu tastes different than other pappu recipes. It goes well with hot hot steamed rice and a spoonful ghee and oorumirapakayalu...Once you taste this Andhra dal, you will say Varehwa !! what a taste !! Yesterday I brought fresh yellow cucumbers from Vegetable Market, immediately i got a thot to make Dosakaya Pappu. Today morning I made this Dosakaya Pappu and taken pics to share this recipe in my blog. It is very easy dal recipe with minimal basic ingredients. Yellow Cucumber have high water content , so that it gets cooked in no time. It's good for Diabetic Patients and also cures kidney and bladder diseases. Cook cucumber in dal, add andhra seasonings, make it flavourful and yummy !! Let us see the procedure.

Note : Before using Dosakaya, taste a piece of it prior to cutting. Some Dosakaya can be bitter. After scooping the seeds, wash dosakaya pieces with water to get rid of bitterness.

Ingredients
1 Cup Toor Dal / Yellow lentils/ Kandipappu
1 Dosakaya (medium sized, peeled and diced)
3-5 green chillies , slit lengthwise (adjust according to your spice levels)
1 tomato, finely chopped
Salt to taste
1/4 tea spoon turmeric powder
1 tea spoon red chilli powder
3 table spoons finely chopped coriander leaves

For Tempering / Tadka / Popu
2 table spoons cooking oil
1 spoon Chana dal
1 spoon Urad dal
1/4 spoon mustard seeds
1/4 spoon cumin seeds
2 dry red chillies
a big pinch of asafoetida
5-6 curry leaves


Procedure :
1. Wash dosakaya and peel off the outer skin, wash well.
2. Cut Dosakaya into two pieces, scoop out the seeds with the help of
    spoon or knife. Again wash and cut into cubes 
3. Chop the tomato finely into small pieces. Slit the green chillies 
     lengthwise.
4. Wash tour dal with required quantity of water and keep aside.
5. Take a pressure cooker, add washed Toordal, Dosakaya cubes, tomato
     pieces, green chilli pieces, salt , turmeric powder and required 
     amount of water , pressure cook over low flame for 3- 4 whistles.
6. When done, wait for few minuites to release the pressure itself , then
     open the lid and mash the contents using masher.Add red chilli powder
      and cook on low flame for one or two minuites
7. Heat a pan with oil, add chana dal, urad dal, mustard seeds, cumin 
     seeds fry for few seconds till they turn golden brown colour, then add
     a string of curry leaves, broken dry red chillies ,fry for few seconds.
8. Now pour the tempering over cooked dal and mix gently.
9. Garnish it with finely chopped coriander leaves and transfer to 
    serving bowl.
10. Serve it hot with hot steamed rice and a spoonfull ghee!! 

     A simple and comforting dal dish with full of proteins is ready to taste. Enjoy !! Will be back tomorrow with a bang!! till then bbye:)

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Nagasri




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Hi everyone !! My name is Nagasri. I am from Andhra but staying in Hyderabad, Telangana. I love both andhra and telangana foods. I love Cooking and eating too :).  I like to experiment different recipes.Have a look at my blog,try and enjoy!!! Don't forget to leave your valuable feedback at my blog. Other than cooking I love listening to music. Here I am sharing my experiences and experiments in cooking !!

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