Dosakaya / Yellow cucumber is one of the famous vegetable in Andhra cuisine in which lots of recipes can be made like pappu, pachadai, kura etc. Including this veggie is an excellent option to reduce heat during summer season. Instead of making the regular dosakaya pappu, tried this tasty dal rice as one pot meal for my son. I have included only green chillies as it is kids friendly recipe, but this can also be made spicy by including extra teaspoon of chilli powder or increasing the quantity of green chillies. I served this delicious pappu rice with potato fry which can also be served wit any vegetable curry or pickle.
1 Cup Rice ( Boiled or Raw )
1/2 Cup Toor dal
2 Onion, finely chopped
1 Tomato, finely chopped
4 Green chillies, slitted ( Adjust according to taste bud )
4 Garlic pods, Finely chopped
1 Dosakaya / Yellow cucumber, cut into small cubes
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
1 Tbsp Oil
1 Tbsp Ghee
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds
A pinch of Hing
Salt to taste
2 Springs of Curry leaves
4 1/2 Cups Water
Wash and soak toor dal and rice before starting the cooking process.
Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker and add mustard seeds.
Once it starts spluttering, add jeera seeds followed by hing, garlic and curry leaves.
Add the finely chopped onions and saute till it turns translucent.
Add the green chillies followed by the chopped tomato.
Saute till the tomato turns soft and add the chopped dosakaya along with the required amount of salt and turmeric powder.
Mix well and cook it for couple of minutes.
Now add the measured water and let it boil.
Meanwhile, drain the water from rice - dal and add it to the boiling water.
Close it with the lid and pressure cook it for 5 - 6 whistles.
Once the pressure gets released, open the lid and mix well. ( garnishing with coriander leaves is optional )
Serving Options :
Serve hot with potato fry, pickles or any veg curry.