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Dosakaya Pappu Recipe | Yellow Cucumber Dal Recipe

Dosakaya Pappu, Andhra style dal fry made with yellow cucumber. Yellow cucumber is cooked with toor dal along with onion, tomato enriched with delicious tempering. This Dosakaya pappu is served with hot steaming rice along with a spoon of ghee! Learn here how to make this pappy with step by step pictures, video and instructions.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dal Varieties
Cuisine: Andhra, Indian Cuisine, Indian Recipes, South Indian Recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Pressure Cooker
  • Heavy Bottomed Pan


  • ¾ Cup Toor Dal (Pigeon pea) 1 Cup - 250ml
  • 2 Cups Yellow Cucumber Cubed
  • 1 no Onion Cubed
  • 1 no Tomato Cubed
  • 5 nos Green Chili Slit
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • tsp Salt
  • ¼ Cup Coriander Leaves For garnishing

For Tempering

  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ½ tsp Asafoetida (Asafetida / Hing)
  • ¼ tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 2 nos Red Chili
  • 3 nos Garlic cloves Finely chopped
  • Few Curry leaves


Pressure Cooking Process

  • Take dal in a pressure cooker. Add water and wash the dal thoroughly. To the washed dal, add cubed yellow cucumber, onion, tomato, slit green chili, turmeric and salt.
  • Add 2 cups of water and close the pressure cooker with the lid and secure with whistle. Allow it for 3-4 whistles.


  • Heat ghee in a pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and allow it to sputter.
  • Now, add fenugreek seeds, red chili, asafoetida, chopped garlic and curry leaves. Give a good mix and switch off the flame.

Finishing Dal

  • Once the pressure is fully released, open the pressure cooker and mash the dal nicely.
  • To the cooked dal+cucumber mixture, add the tempered ingredients and give a mix.
  • Finally garnish with coriander leaves. Bring the dal to boil and switch off the flame.


  • Relish the delicious Dosakaya pappu with hot steaming rice!



Serving: 0.5Cup | Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g