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Sour Cucumber(Dosakai) Dal

 

DOSAKAI (Sour Cucumber) DAL

INGREDIENTS

Toor dal – 1 cup
Onion – 1 large
Dosakai (sour cucumber) – 1 small
Tomato – 1 small
Green chilis – 2
Garlic pod – 1
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Tumeric – 3 pinches
Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
salt – to taste
Fresh coriander – 2 tbsps chopped
Oil – 1 tsp

FOR TEMPERING/TALIMPU
Oil – 2 tsps
Mustard – 1/2 tsp
Cumin (Jeera) – 1/4 tsp
Garlic – 2 pods crushed
Onion – 1/2 of a small onion
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Red chilis – 2 deseeded and broken

METHOD
1.Peel wash and cut into half and remove seeds off the cucumber (Dosakai) andcut into chunks.
2.Wash dal and transfer into pressure cooker add 4 cups of water,tumeric,oil,red chili powder,few curry leaves,garlic, onion chopped green chilis,tomato and chopped cucumber.
3. Cover lid and pressure cook till done.
4.Open lid add salt and mash dal lightly and keep aside.
5.Prepare for tempering/talimpu ,take a small pan place on the stove heat and add oil then mustard,jeera let splutter add crushed garlic and onion sliced fry few mins and add red chilis and curry leaves.
6.Fry the above till golden brown and add to the dal mixture and cover .
7.Remove into serving bowl.Add fresh coriander.

Serve with rice, pickle and pappads.

By Kezia Mary.

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