Organic Striped Yellow Cucumber from OrganicSiri®
They are low in calories and high in water and soluble fiber, making them an excellent choice for encouraging hydration and weight loss. They have smooth striped appearance; the flesh also has a melon-like, mildly pleasant aroma. It can be eaten raw or cooked and a number to recipes are prepared using dosakai.
Also known as
Dosakaya, Dosakai, Striped kakdi
They are low in calories but high in water as well as a number of essential vitamins and minerals, making them an excellent low-calorie topping for a variety of foods. Dosakai is high in dietary fiber, which is thought to help remove toxins from the gut, as well as vitamins C, E and K, potassium and magnesium.
How to use Striped Yellow Cucumber
Dosakai are excellent for stir-frying, sautéing and boiling in both raw and cooked forms. They can be eaten raw as a snack or mixed with other vegetables to make a refreshing salad. They’re also good in sambar curries, stews, kootu or stir-fry, kurma and as a potato substitute in soup. Pachadi, pappu, stuffed curry, sambar, mutton and fish curry are some of the most popular dishes made with dosakai in India. They can be sliced and used for pickling in addition to savoury recipes.
Dosakaya requires sandy loam soils that are rich in organic matter and have good drainage. It is a climber that requires help to grow; hence it is typically cultivated in a pandal system. Dosakaya from OrganicSiri is grown in our own farms organically without use of fertilizers or chemicals. At OrganicSiri, we grow all our crops in our own farms organically without use of fertilizers or chemicals.
They can be stored whole in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator for a couple of weeks. It is not recommended to cut and store it because it will lose its nutritional value.
Dosakai is available year-round, with peak season in the late fall through winter.
How to buy Organic Striped Yellow Cucumber
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