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Cucumber Dal


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The cucumber dal is a type of dal cooked with yellow lentils and Indian cucumber especially famous in Andhra Pradesh.

About Recipe

Dosakaya pappu, Vellarikka paruppu, Sasha Sausha Daal

How to make Cucumber Dal

(28 ratings)
62 reviews so far
Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
25 mins
Total time
35 mins
Cucumber Dal
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Cucumber
Servings : 4 persons
Published date : November 03, 2017

Ingredients used in Cucumber Dal
• Cucumber (chopped) - 1 number.
• Hing (optional) - pinch.
• Curry leaves - 2 springs.
• Butter (cubes) - 1 tablespoons.
• Oil - 1 tablespoons.
• Cumin seeds - 1 tea spoon.
• Mustard seeds - 1 tea spoon.
• Salt - to taste.
• Turmeric powder - pinch.
• Red chilies - 3 piece.
• Garlic cloves - 4 number.
• Onion (chopped) - 1 number.
• Toor dal - 100 grams.
• Green chilies (finely chopped) - 3 number.
• Tomatoes (chopped) - 2 number.
• Coriander leaves (chopped) - 1 bunch.
  • Boil toor dal till it is cooked well.
  • In a sauce-pan, heat 2 teaspoons of oil, add broken red chilies to it then add mustard seeds and the cumin seeds,hing, saute it.
  • When the mustard seeds begin to splutter, add garlic, chopped onion, salt, curry leaves, chopped tomatoes and green chilies and cook it well.
  • To it, even add chopped cucumber, cover and let it cook well till the tomatoes and cucumber are tender.
  • Then add the cooked dal to the above pan and mix well.
  • Later, add butter, remove from fire and garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves. Serve it.

Cooking with images Sitalchinni dali, Cucumber , bele


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Carol Posted on Wed Jul 19 2017

I'm glad to find a recipe with cucumber, of which we had an abundance this year. Unfortunately, I had no tomatoes on hand since tomato is not on the list of ingredients. Still, I enjoyed it and will make again.

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Dee Thakore Posted on Wed Nov 28 2007

Sanjay, you can cook toor dal without cucumber and tomato and make it dry with rest of ingredients in butter, drain the water from dal after cooked the way you have cooked, but each piece of dal should remain whole but well-cooked. than make a cu

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Dee Thakore Posted on Wed Nov 28 2007

a side dish with papadam!!

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jdeen25 Posted on Wed Nov 28 2007

Hi sanje i like your recipe.

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TheJoyofSOF Posted on Wed Nov 28 2007

Lovely, and different. Might have to try this one too!

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rohan baryah Posted on Wed Nov 28 2007

as the vegetarian session is going on,can you please show how to make dal makhani,plz chef,its been ages since i ate it,really wanna make it ...

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this is good one ..although I would not like to add water while sauting the cucumbers .. cucumber contains lot of water .. and I THINK adding water at that point of time some how makes the spices effect little dull !! chef , I like your presentati

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scout062007 Posted on Mon Dec 03 2007

Hi Chef, loved this dish too. Keep up the good work. You are the best around here. Btw, there is absolutely nothing wrong with your accent, be yourself and enjoy teaching us!:))

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rafiqnz Posted on Tue Dec 11 2007

You are the Gordon Ramsey of India Chef and if anyone says anything about your accent, they can go to hell. Keep up the great work.

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goodswati Posted on Mon Apr 21 2008

vah vah guru ji.. can u please teach us how to made son papdi.. i want to learn...plz..plz..teach us..

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raju thennavan Posted on Wed Sep 17 2008

Hey Chef, All ur dishes r very gud.... my husband started liking it..... V eat only chappatis most of d time.... can u pls post any recipes on capsicum... Keep up ur gud work

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alubortha Posted on Thu Dec 18 2008

I tried this recipe it came out very well. Everyone loved it.

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