Monday, December 28, 2009

Dosakaya Pappu


1 cup tur dal/red gram dal/kandi pappu

1 1/2 cubed dosakaya/yellow cucumber

1 onion, chopped

1 tomato, chopped (optional)

big pinch turmeric pwd

2-3 green chillis, slit lengthwise

1/2 tsp chopped ginger

salt to taste

2 cups water

For seasoning/poppu/tadka:

1 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

3-4 garlic cloves, crushed

2 dry red chillis, de-seed and tear

10-12 fresh curry leaves

2 tsps oil

1 In a pressure cooker, place dal, cubed dosakaya mukkalu, onions, tomatoes, green chillis, ginger and turmeric pwd. Add 2 cups of water and pressure cook upto 3 whistles. If cooking over stove top, cook till the dal is almost cooked.
2 Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, add mustards seeds and as they jump around, add cumin seeds, garlic, red chillis and curry leaves and stir fry for a few seconds.
3 Add this to the pressure cooked dal and combine. Cook on slow to medium flame for a few mts till you get the consistency of your choice.
4 Serve with white rice.

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