December 23, 2010

Keera Dosakaya Pappu ~ Cucumber Dal

Ingredients :

Chopped Cucumber / Keera Dosakaya : 1 cup
Toor Dal : 1/2 cup
Tomato : 1
Onion : 1
Green Chillies : 2 or 3
Whole Red Chillies : 1
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Chana Dal : 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal : 1/2 tsp
Garlic : 2 cloves
Curry Leaves : 1 stem
Red Chilli Powder : 1/4 tsp (Optional)
A pinch of turmeric powder
A pinch of hing
Salt to taste
Oil : 1 tsp
Water : 1 cup

Method :

Put the toor dal, chopped cucumber, chopped tomato, chopped onion and water in a pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles. Switch off the flame and wait until the pressure go off. Remove the dal mixture from the cooker and add the salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder and set aside. heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal and garlic cloves and let them splutter. Then add the curry leaves, red chilli and hing and fry for few seconds. Add the dal mixture and cook for another few minutes. Serve with hot steamed rice and dollop of ghee.

Other Names : Keera Dal, Keeradosa Pappu.


  1. Cucumber dal, that must be so it with our spices.

    Aaha Oho

  2. Gorgeous!Delicious dal..tempting pic..

  3. Dal looks awesome. Very inviting as well.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. Delicious and healthy dal! Thanks for sharing dear!

  5. Loved the dal chandana!!! I'm book marking this recipe :)

  6. Nice one Hari...Lovely space u have here..Sure to drop by again soon.. ;) Do visit my space sometime..cya..


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