Dosakaya Pappu Recipe-Andhra Style Yellow Cucumber Dal

Dosakaya Pappu or Andhra Style Yellow Cucumber Dal is a delicious dal made with toor dal and yellow cucumbers. It can be served with both rice or roti.

Padma Veeranki
Dosakaya Pappu Recipe-Andhra Style Yellow Cucumber Dal
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Dosakaya Pappu Recipe-Andhra Style Yellow Cucumber Dal is one of the most comforting and flavourful dal delicacy in Andhra cuisine. Dosakaya Pappu Recipe tastes very different and can be made very quickly with minimal ingredients. As the Yellow Cucumber/Dosakaya is somewhat bland in taste, it adapts the taste of all the seasonings you add to the dal, becomes flavourful and also gets cooked in no time.

Did You Know: Yellow cucumbers are very low in calories, have minimal amounts of fats and no cholesterol. They have very high water content and are know to have diuretic properties, and thus help in improving the kidney and bladder diseases. It is a tangy vegetable, which belongs to cucumber family. It is also an excellent source of Potassium and vitamin C. The skin is a good source of dietary fiber and has minerals such as silica and magnesium. It’s very good for diabetic patients.

Serve the Dosakaya Pappu with hot Steamed Rice along with a drizzle of ghee. It pairs perfectly with a Spicy Potato Roast Recipe (Urulaikizhangu Poriyal) and a crunchy papad.

Here are few more Andhra recipes with Dal to try

  1. Palak pappu (Spinach Dal) Recipe
  2. Moong Dal Rasam/Pesara Pappu Charu
  3. Andhra Style Pappu Charu Recipe

Cuisine: Andhra
Course: Lunch
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 Onion , chopped to big chunks
  • 3 Green Chillies , slit or broken
  • 2 cups Tamarind Water
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 3 Tomatoes , finely chopped
  • 1 Mangalorean cucumber , peeled and diced
  • For the Seasoning:
  • 2 teaspoons Ghee
  • 4 cloves Garlic , crushed
  • 2 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • Asafoetida (hing) , a pinch
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • Other Ingredients:
  • Salt , as needed
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , small bunch, finely chopped

How to make Dosakaya Pappu Recipe-Andhra Style Yellow Cucumber Dal

  1. To begin making the Dosakaya Pappu Recipe, first get all the ingredients ready. Wash the dal in water and place it in the Pressure cooker. Add the turmeric powder, salt, chopped onions, green chillies, chopped tomatoes, diced Yellow cucumber/Dosakaya, tamarind water and red chilli powder.

  2. Add two cups of water, cover the pressure cooker and cook until you hear two whistles. After the couple of whistles, turn the heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes and turn off the heat. Allow the pressure to release naturally.

  3. Once the pressure has released, open the cooker and give the Dosakaya Pappu a good stir slightly mashing the Dosakaya into the dal. Check the salt and spices and adjust according to taste.

  4. Add water if you wish to adjust the consistency of the dal and transfer the Dosakaya Pappu to a serving bowl and stir in the chopped coriander leaves. 

  5. For the seasoning: Crush or chop garlic pods. Heat ghee in a small tadka pan over medium heat and add the garlic. Once garlic starts to turn light brown add red chillies, mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When mustard seeds splutter, add a pinch of asafoetida. Now turn off the heat and add curry leaves. Pour the seasoning to the Dosakaya Pappu and mix well.

  6. Serve the Dosakaya Pappu with hot Steamed Rice along with a drizzle of ghee. It pairs perfectly with a Spicy Potato Roast Recipe (Urulaikizhangu Poriyal) and a crunchy papad.