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November 6, 2010

Dosakaya Pappu Recipe ~ Andhra Style Yellow Cucumber Dal Recipe


Cucumber Dal and Drumstick Rasam
South Indian Yellow Cucumber Dal Recipe  IndianMain
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins    Serves: 4

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup Toor Dal / Split yellow pigeon peas
  • 1.5 cups Yellow Cucumber, chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Chana Dal
  • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Hing
  • Gooseberry size ball Tamarind
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves
  • 1 Dried Red Chilli
  • Red Chilli Powder as needed
  • Sat to taste
  • 1 tsp Oil
Method:
  1. Soak the tamarind in water for 10 minutes and squeeze the water out of it and set aside.
  2. Put the rinsed toor dal, chopped cucumber, turmeric, slit green chillies and 1.5 cups of water in a pressure cooker and cook for 3 - 4 whistles.
  3. Switch off the heat and wait until the pressure go off.
  4. Add the tamarind extract, salt and red chilli powder to the cooked dal and let it simmer for 5 minutes. 
  5. Heat oil in a pan for seasoning and add the mustard seeds, chana dal and urad dal. Let them splutter.
  6. Add the curry leaves, broken red chilli and hing and stir for few seconds. Switch off the flame
  7. Add the seasoned ingredients to the dal and mix well. 
  8. Serve hot with rice or roti.
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