Dals / RasamIn Pressure Cooker

Anapakaya Pappu | Bottle Gourd Dal


Tuvar dal – ½ glass
Water – 1 glass or a ¼ more
Anapakaya or Bottle gourd – 1/ 2 cup pieces
Onion – 1 big chopped
Ginger – ½ “ sliced finely
Green chillies – 1 sliced
Garlic – 3 pods
Methi seeds – 4
Salt to taste
Turmeric- ½ tsp.
Mustard – ½ tsp.
Split urad dal – ½ tsp.
Oil – 1 tbsp.
Red chilli – 1
Tamarind water – 2 tbsp.
Jaggery – a pinch


  1. Take a pressure cooker and add oil into it. Once hot do the tempering with mustard seeds, red chilli, methi seeds and split urad dal.
  2. Now add in the bottle gourd pieces, onions, ginger and garlic.
  3. Mix well and then put the tamarind water, salt, turmeric and jaggery. Stir again.
  4. Pressure cook till done for about 3 whistles.

Note – This can be done with dondakaya or ivy gourd , tomato and even bendakaya or ladyfinger. Have to try out the last option 🙂

For more dal varieties, you can try out….

a. Moringa Dal
b. Thotakura Pappu
c. Pappu Charu
d. Beerakaya Pappu
e. Pesarakattu
f. Tomato Dal
g. Spinach Dal
h. Amaranth Dal
i. Bachali Kura Pappu

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