Dosakaya Mamidikaya Pappu - Yellow Cucumber Mango Dal

1 medium size Yellow Cucumber/Dosakaya
1/2 onion, cut into large pieces
 1 cup Yellow (toor) Lentil
1 pinch turmeric
1/2 raw mango, cut into large chunks
Salt to taste
15 green chillies
1/2 tbsp tamarind juice
2 cups water

Oil - 2 tbsp
curry leaves - 5
Red chilli - 1
mustard seeds - 1/4 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tbsp
Garlic pods - 2, mash coarsely
Urad dal - 1/4 tbsp

  • Cut the yellow cucumber length-wise and remove all the seeds. Peel the skin and wash thoroughly and cut into small pieces.
  •  In a pressure cooker, add yellow cucumber pieces, mango pieces, green chillies, onion pieces and add two cups of water and pressure cook for 3 vigils. Take off from the heat and set it aside to cool
  • Once it cools off, mash the dal into paste, add salt, turmeric, tamarind paste and mix well and let it cook for 5 min and switch off the heat.
  • In a pan, add oil and when it is hot, add red chilli, mustard seeds, garlic pods, cumin seeds, urad dal and curry leaves and season well. Add this to the dal.

This goes well with hot white rice. Tastes very yummy with Ghee and Mango pickle!

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