For 4 Person(s)


  • 2 medium sized cucumbers
  • 1 cup toor dal
  • 2 red chilies
  • 1 tbsp black gram (urad dal)
  • 1 tsp whole mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp whole cumin seeds
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp tamarind pulp
  • 2 -3 tablespoon mustard oil
  • salt and sugar according to taste


Peel cucumber and cut in medium sized pieces & keep aside.

Wash & boil the toor dal until it gets soft.

Heat the oil in a pan, sauté the red chili, black gram, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and asfoetida.

Add cucumber, tamarind pulp and half cup of water, cook it on low flame.

When it is done, add pre-boiled toor dal, chili powder, salt and sugar to taste and stir well.

Cook it for 5 min on medium flame with cover.

Sprinkle the curry leaves on top and cover it for some time.

Serve cucumber dal with plain rice.