Cucumber Pachadi

2 Cucumbers
2 tsp Sesame Seeds - Nuvullu
1-2 Green chilies
1 tsp Tamarind paste

Peel and cut cucumbers into small cubes. Discard the seeds and inner soft flesh. Add salt, mix well and let sit in the oven for 15 min - ½ hr. The water in the cucumber will given out, squeeze the pieces and keep aside.

Take 4 tsp of oil in a small skillet and when oil is hot add 1 tsp urad dal 1/2 tsp jeera, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, hing, 3 - 4 red chilies, and chopped green chilies and curry leaves. Then add 2 tsp sesame seeds and fry for a few minutes.

Let cool. Transfer the tadka into a blender jar, leaving oil, a few mustard seeds and curry leaves in the skillet.

Dry grind tadka to a smooth powder.

Empty the ground powder into the skillet, add tamarind paste, turmeric, and the cucumber pieces and mix well. Taste for salt and adjust seasonings. Transfer contents into a serving bowl.

This is a basic recipe for dosakaye, yellow cucumber, but it tastes good with green cucumber also.

Serve with rice.


Claudia said...

Oh! Something new to do ith cucumbers! Love it.

Uma. said...

Thank you. Quick and easy. Cheers