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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.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Andhra
Servings 4 -5
Calories 200 kcal


  • 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 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 glass of water
  • salt - to taste

For tempering:

  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon 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 teaspoon 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.


Nutrition Facts
Sorakaya Pappu Andhra, Anapakaya Pappu | Lauki Dal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.