Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Cucumber Kichadi/ Cucumber in curd

This recipe is one of my mom's recipe and we all love it. Specially after adding curd it tastes very good.

You will need:

  • 3 small cucumbers/ 1 big cucumber
  • 1 onion (chopped finely)
  • 3 garlic (chopped finely)
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • few curry leaves
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup curd

To grind:
  • ½ cup grated coconut
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 3 green chillies


Step 1:

Peel the skin from the cucumber and cut it in half. Remove all the seeds inside it using a spoon. Then chop it into fine pieces.Cook the cucumber in water along with a touch of salt till it become soft and fully cooked. There should not be any water when the cucumber is fully cooked. If you have any water remaining even after the cucumber is fully cooked, discard the water.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a non stick pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, curry leaves, and red chillies one after another. Then add the chopped onions and garlic and saute it till it become golden brown color.

Step 3:

Grind grated coconut, cumin powder, 1 small onion(optional), green chillies to fine paste.

Step 4:

Now add the ground paste to the non stick pan when the onion turns golden brown color. Then add the cooked cucumber to it and check for salt. Switch off the heat and allow it to cool.

Step 5:

When it is fully cooled add curd to it and mix it well. Check for salt once again. Enjoy with sambar rice.

You can make the same recipe with carrots and beetroot too.


viji said...

Hi vijitha this recipe is diferent & seems good.Ur blog is also good

Vijitha said...

Thanks Viji for leaving encouraging comment..