Monday, April 19, 2010
దోసకాయ పప్పు: Dosakaaya Pappu- Pigeon peas with Yellow Cucumber
1 medium size yellow Cucumber/ dosakaya
2 green chillys/pachimirapakayalu
1 cup toordal/kandhipappu
few leaves of cilanthro
salt to taste
1/2 tsp chilly powder/karam (as you desire)
2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp avalu/mustard seeds
1 tbsp minapappu/uraddal
pinch of heeng
Pressure cook toordal for 3 whistles
Wash and peel yellow cucumber. Cut into half and remove seeds.
Taste the pieces.(some times it tastes bitter, donot use if it is bitter)
Cut into pieces as shown.
Cut chilys length wise make two halves.
Take a bowl put all the pieces, chilly slices and add 1/2 cup water cook until soft.
If you want it more sour add 1/2 Marble size tamarind puree.
Add salt , chilly powder and cooked dal.
Heat oil in a pan and add seasoning.
Add this seasoning to the cooked dal and garnish with cilanthro.
This pappu goes with rice and dal.