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Dosakaya Pappu | Andhra Dal with Madras Cucumber or Mangalore Cucumber

Dosakaya Pappu is a traditional Andhra Dal made with a particular type of cucumber called Nakka Dosakaya (Indian Apple Cucumber). Since I cannot find Nakka Dosakaya easily in Mumbai, I often make this dal with Madras Cucumber or Mangalore Cucumber.

This dal is mellow and just what is called for on a summer day or when you are craving something light.


Hare Lehsun ki Dal – Winter Special

Winter brings with it an assortment of vegetables that are otherwise not available. One of the vegetables I look forward to in this season is Fresh Green Garlic or Hara Lehsun. I use it to flavour every savoury dish I find. I love the aroma that green garlic imparts to dishes; it is garlicky yet not overpoweringly...