Dosakaya Pappu-Apple Cucumber Dal

Dosakaya pappu is one of Andhrites favorite dishes.
Preparation time:30 minutes
Serving:6

Ingredients:
Dosakaya(cucumber) 1 medium size
Toor Dal 3/4 cup
Tomatoes 2
Onion 1 medium size
Green chilies 6-8
Red chilies 2
Jeera /cumin 1 teaspoon
Mustard 1 teaspoon
Urad dal 1 teaspoon
Garlic 3-4 cloves
Curry leaves 1 stem
Salt as per taste
Haldi powder 1\4 teaspoon
Oil 1 tablespoon
Tamarind 1/4 teaspoon
asafoetida 1 pinch

Procedure:
1.In a pressure cooker heat some oil and add the cumin, mustard, red chili, green chili, garlic and curry leaves and saute till mustard splutters.

2.Add the onions, turmeric and salt and saute for a minute.

3.Add the chopped cucumber and saute for a minute.

4.Add the tomatoes, tamarind and asafoetida and saute for a minute.

 
5.Add the toor dal,3-4 cups water and pressure cook for 4 whistles,let the steam go and gently stir the curry so that the cucumber pieces don’t get mashed and dal gets mashed.

Tips:
It tastes good with rice and roti.

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