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Dosakaya Pappu/yellow cucumber dal/

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Todays receipe is yellow cucumber dal or dosakaya pappu.

Dosakaya - 1 small to medium size(Skin should be peeled and chopped in to small pieces)
Green chillies - 5 to 6 (Adjust according to your spice)
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Ginger-garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Tamarind paste - 1/2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Red chilli powder (optional)

For Seasoning/tempering
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Garlic - nicely chooped
Red chillies - 2 to 3
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 4 to 5

1. Take a pressure pan and wash the toor dal.To this dal add green chillies, cumin seeds, turmeric powder and ginger-garlic paste.Take a bowl and put the nicely chopped dosakaya pieces in it. Place the bowl in the center. As shown in below picture.

2.Pressure cook the dal for 3 to 4 whistles. Cook and remove the lid.
3. Mash the dal nicely. To this add salt and if required add red chilli powder. Add Tamarind paste and mix well.
4.Now Take a kadai. Add some oil. when it is hot, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds. When they start to crackle add garlic, red-chillies and curry leaves.
5. When they start to change color, add the cooked yellow cucumber/ dosakaya and fry nicely for a minute.
Now add the mash dal.
6. Boil it for a minute. Serve with roti or rice of your choice.

1. After peeling the skin of the dosakaya, and before adding to the dal check the dosakaya pieces. When you bite, if it is sour / sweet/ tasteless its ok to add. If it is bitter it is better to avoid otherwise whole dal would taste bitter.
2. You can add tomatoes, or onions . Its upto you. No rules. In the above dal there are no tomatoes and onions.

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