Dosakaya is a yellow cucumber available in many parts of India. These fruits are generally round in shape.Especially in Andhra Pradesh it is commonly cooked as curry,Daal/ pappu .It is also used in making famous Dosa-Aavakaaya (Indian Pickle). With this Dosakaya we can also prepare tangy spicy pachadi that makes for a memorable side with rice and ghee.Dosakaya Pachadi Recipe is here.
1 cup dosakaya/yellow cucumber
1 tbsp senaga pappu/chana dal /bengal gram
1 tbsp minappa pappu/urad dal/split gram dal
1 tsp jeelakara /cumin seeds/jeera
2 green chillis
3 dry red chillis (Adjust acc to your spice level)
7 curry leaves
1 1/2 tbsp tamarind paste
1 1/2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
A pinch hing/ asafoetida
1/4 tsp Sugar
salt to taste
1. First Peel the skin of yellow cucumber.Cut in to half and check the taste,some times this yellow cucumber may taste bitter which will spoil the chutney taste.So check the taste and remove the seeds.
2. Then cut the yellow cucumber in to small pieces and keep side.
3.Heat oil in a pan, add bengal gram and split gram dal and cumin seeds and saute for 5 mins on low-medium heat or till they turn golden brown. Add few curry leaves, green chillis and red chillis and fry for another min. Switch off the stove and pour in a plate and cool.
4.After cooling first grind the spices to a coarse powder. Add tamarind paste and yellow cucumber pieces ,sugar and salt and grind to a coarse paste. The cucumber should not be made into a paste.
5.Heat oil in a small pan, add the mustard seeds when they splutter add cumin seeds and curry leaves and hing and toss them for a few seconds.
6.Turn off heat and add the seasoning to the ground Cucumber chutney /dosakaya pachadi and combine.
7.Serve with hot steamed rice ,ghee and papad /Vadiyam.