Yellow cucumber with mustard paste/dosakaya aava pettina kura

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4

Main Ingredients :

Dosakaya(Yellow Cucumber)2 (medium. size)

Green Chilly 2(slit)

For Mustard Paste :

Mustard Seeds 2 teaspoons

Green Chilly 1

Raw Rice 1/2 teaspoon

Tamarind Juice 1 tablspoon (or as needed)

Seasoning Ingredients :

Canola Oil 2 teaspoons

Cumin Seeds 1 teaspoon

Mustard Seeds 1/2 teaspoon

Red Chilly 1

Curry Leaves 1 sprig

Asafoetida/Hing pinch

Turmeric pinch

Salt to taste


  • Rinse the dosakaya or yellow cucumber under cold water and remove the peel.
  • Cut the cucumber ,remove the seeds and dice it into cubes . Sometimes the cucumber might be bitter, taste it before you cook.
  • Place a pan on the stove on medium high heat and add oil to the pan. Once the oil heats up add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • Once they splutter add chana daal , urad daal,red chilly ,hing , slit chilly's and curry leaves.
  • Once the seasoning is ready add the cubed dosakaya/yellow cucumber pieces ,turmeric and stir well. Cook covered.
  • While it is cooking blend all the ingredients under mustard paste and get the smooth mustard paste ready
  • Now add the mustard paste and salt to the cooked dosakaya/yellow cucumber pieces and cook covered for 2 more minutes and switch off the stove.


Yellow Cucumber with Mustard Paste/Dosakaya Aava Pettina Kura, photo 1Yellow Cucumber with Mustard Paste/Dosakaya Aava Pettina Kura, photo 2Yellow Cucumber with Mustard Paste/Dosakaya Aava Pettina Kura, photo 3

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