Dosakaya curry/ indian yellow cucumber curry

4 servings
10 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Dosakai: A cucmber that is yellow in colour, has a round shape and is available

in many parts of india. Commonly added in chutney, Sambar,Curry, Dal and

also making Dosa-avakaaya (a type of Indian pickle).

Health Benefits of Dosakaya/ Indian Yellow Cucumber:

1. Cucumbers are very low in calaries, have minimal amounts of fats and

no cholesterol.

2. Have a very high water content and are know to have diuretic properties,

and thus help in improving the kidney and bladder diseases. Eating cucum-

bers regularly in summer months prevents dehydration.

3. Contains ascorbic acid(vitamin c) and caffeic acid, so when applied topically,

it soothes skin irritations, sunburns, reduces inflammation and rehydrates dry


4. Good source of silica, which is found in connective tissues like muscles,

tendons, ligaments,cartilage, and bone. Regular consumption of cucmber

improves the health and complexion of skin, and healthy hair.

5. Moderate source of vitamin c, a natural water soluble antioxidant. It enhances

the body's immune system, increases the elasticity of skin and blood vessels,

and prevents bruising of the skin.

6. Moderate source of folic acid and vitamins A, which are essential for maintain-

ing a healthy heart and eye sight.

7. Good source of other minerals like calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium,

zinc and manganese, which play a very important role in maintaining proper

metabolic activities of the body.

8. Good source of potassium and very low in sodium. This helps in lowering

the blodd pressure.

9. Very good source of dietary fiber. It adds roughage to the contents of the

intestines, promotes satiety, promotes the health of the colon, and also helps

in relieving constipation, hemorrhoids, diverticular disorders, etc.

10. Raw cucumber juice also soothes heart burn and acidity, also helps to

control the eczema, arthritis, and gout.


1 large dosakaya / Indian Yellow Cucumber

3 green chillies

5 curry leaves

2 tbs oil

1/2 tbs channa dal

1/2 tbs urad dal

1/2 tbs mustards

1/2 tbs cumin seeds

salt to taste

red chilli powder to taste

1/4 tbs turmeric

1 or 2 red chillies

coriander leaves (optional)


  • Preparation:

    1. Peel Dosakaya and slice into half. (Check the seeds and flesh for any bitter
    taste. If the flesh is bitter, discard the dosakaya. ,If the seeds have bitter taste,
    remove all the seeds and wash with water.)
    2.cut into small bite sizes pieces.
    3.Now chop onion and tomato and green chillies keep it aside.
    4. Heat oil in a pan, add channa dal, urad dal, red chillies, cumin seeds, mustard.
    5. when mustard start popping add curry leaves.
    6. Add onions and green chillies and turmeric, wait till the onions become
    light brown Colour.
    7.Add tomatoes and dosakaya pieces, and salt. Mix well, cover to cook on
    medium heat up to 15 min.
    8. Finally add red Chilli powder,coriander leaves and mix well. Leave it
    9. Dosakaya curry is ready to eat. Serve with hot rice and roti.


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