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DOSAKAYA PACHADI

Ingredients:
cucumbers (dosakaya) - 500 gms (peeled and chopped)
 Green chillies - 10 (chopped)
Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
Channa dal - 1 tbsp
Garlic cloves - 10
Curry leaves-  few
Tamarind pulp - 50 gms
Oil  -1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tbsp
red chillies - 4-5
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp

Method:

  • Heat two tsp of oil, saute green chillies, sesame seeds, channa dal, curry leaves, garlic and tamarind till cooked.
  • Cool and grind to a paste.
  • Add chopped cucumber and salt.
  • Heat 1 tsp of oil, crackle mustard, cumin, urad dal, red chillies, asafoetida and curry leaves.
  • Add to the pachadi and stir gently.


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Dondakaya Masala (Gherkins Masala) curry

Ingredients:
Dondakayalu - 250gms
Onions - 2
Oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Tamarind juice - 2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4tsp
Salt to taste


For Masala paste:
Peanuts -1 tbsp, Red Chillies - 3 no.'s, Gingely seeds - 1tbsp, Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp, coconut powder - 1tbsp,  cumin seeds - 1 tsp


Method:
Cut the onions into small pieces. Slit the dondakayalu into 4 long pieces. Dry roast all the masala ingredients and grind to make fine powder. Heat the oil add jeera when it crackles add onions. Fry onions for 5 minutes add dondakayalu, turmeric and salt. Cook for another 5 minutes the add the masala powder, tamarind juice and some water. Cook the curry till the oil floats. This curry goes well with rice and roti.