What to do with dosakaya?

It’s very good for diabetic patients. Serve the Dosakaya Pappu with hot Steamed Rice along with a drizzle of ghee. It pairs perfectly with a Spicy Potato Roast Recipe (Urulaikizhangu Poriyal) and a crunchy papad.

What is Dosakai used for?

Dosakai are native to India, and a perfect fit for classic Indian fare. You’ll find them in pickles, chutneys and sambar curry, a lentil and mixed vegetable soup eaten just as commonly for breakfast as it is for dinner.

How to cook cucumber dal?


  1. Boil toor dal till it is cooked well.
  2. In a sauce-pan, heat 2 teaspoons of oil, add broken red chilies to it then add mustard seeds and the cumin seeds,hing, saute it.
  3. When the mustard seeds begin to splutter, add garlic, chopped onion, salt, curry leaves, chopped tomatoes and green chilies and cook it well.

What does a Dosakai look like?

Dosakai is a type of melon, small in size and round in shape. As it matures, its skin goes from green to yellow. It has a firm, watery, white flesh. Additionally, it can be consumed both raw and cooked.

What is the name of Dosakaya in English?

Names of Indian Vegetables

Okra Bendakaya
Cucumber Dosakaya
Radish Mullangi
Raw Jackfruit Panasapattu

When should Dosakaya be harvested?

Harvest dosakaya gourd around mid to late May. Dosakaya gourd grows best with 5 to 6 hours of sun, in a sunny spot. For a family of 4 plant 3 to 4 plants.

Is Dosakaya good for health?

Dosakai cucumbers are a rich source of dietary fiber, eliminating toxic compounds from the gut, and also contain vitamins C, E, and K, potassium, and magnesium.

Why are cucumbers yellow?

When cucumbers become over ripe, their green coloring produced from chlorophyll begins to fade, resulting in a yellowing pigment. Cucumbers become bitter with size and yellow cucumbers are generally not fit for consumption. A yellow cucumber can also be the result of a virus, too much water, or a nutrient imbalance.

What is Dosakai English?

Indian cucumber (Hindi: kankri or khira, Malayalam: vellari, Telugu: dosekaya or dosakai, Bengali: shosha, Assamese:tihu or tiyoh), large variety of cucumber (Cucumis sativus) popular in India as a vegetable. Indian Cucumber-root Medeola virginiana.

When should Dosakaya be picked?

Is dosakaya climber or creeper?

Like its cousins cucumber, squash and melon, dosakaya grows on a spreading vine.