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Lemon Cucumber with Chana Dal

4 Dec

Dosakaya Senagapappu Kura


Lemon Cucumber 1 small
Chana Dal 1/2 cup
Green Chiles 2 – 4
Salt to taste


Urad dal 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 3
Curry Leaves 8
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash, peel, halve, deseed and chop lemon cucumber into small pieces.
Remove ends, wash and slit green chiles.

Cook chana dal in app. 2 cups of water until almost cooked.
Then add chopped cucumber to almost cooked chana dal and cook until cucumber turns soft.
Make sure chana dal is not overcooked and strain excess water out if required.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chiles, cooked chana dal, cooked cucumber and salt.
Stir fry for a minute or two and remove from heat.
Serve hot with steamed rice.

Notes: Garnish with freshly grated coconut if you wish.