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Sorakaya Pappu Andhra, Anapakaya Pappu | Lauki Dal

A quick dal recipe made with lauki/sorakaya and it is a popular andhra style pappu recipe which gives an aromatic flavor due to the tempering and and is a good combination of sorakaya and pappu.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Andhra
Servings: 4 -5
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Asiya


  • 1 cup toor dal/toovar dal/pigeon pea
  • 2 cups of bottle gourd peeled roughly deseeded and made into small pieces
  • 1 medium size onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium size tomato finely chopped
  • 4-5 green chillies chopped
  • 5-6 tamarind pieces
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 glass of water
  • salt - to taste

For tempering:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 4-5 dried red chillies
  • 6-7 curry leaves


  • Firstly, in a pressure cooker, add toor dal.
  • Into it, add sorakaya/lauki/bottle gourd pieces.
  • Also add chopped onion, chopped tomato, green chillies.
  • Add turmeric powder, a tsp oil, water, add tamarind pieces as well.
  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Pressure cook these ingredients for 4-5 whistles or until dal gets soft.
  • Reduce the steam.
  • Mash the dal well by adding salt into it.
  • Give the tempering as written below.

For the tempering:

  • In a tadka pan add oil and heat it.
  • Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and let them crackle.
  • Add dried red chillies and stir well.
  • Add curry leaves and allow it to crackle.
  • Transfer the tadka all over the dal and mix.
  • Serve the pappu with rice!!!


1.One can also add few garlic cloves into the tempering if preferred..
2.They give good aroma and flavor to the dal.
3.One can also add finely chopped onions into the tempering and add it to the lauki dal.


Calories: 200kcal
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