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Cucumber Chutney/ Keera Doasakaya Pachadi--

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Another healthy n tasty chutney from my kitchen. Vegetable raw chutney is one of those regular dishes in my kitchen. I make chutneys  at least twice a week accompanying with fry n rasam or pappu charu. Yesterday, i was on my way to walmart. I jus came out from my community and my hus is coming from work. He dint saw me, as he was in hurry to go home. I followed him to the apt n asked him to come with me to walmart. Unwillingly he came with me after a small threatening. When we are at  vegetable section, he asked me to take cucumbers n i was like ????.  He asked me to make cucumber chutney, as it is one of his favorites.( Its been nearly 2months, i bought cucumber).

Okay Okay, i will stop here n will rush to main content. Cucumber with its unique flavor n as a  cousin to our native yellow cucumber, gives us a divine pleasure... Mixed with chili's, tamarind, garlic, the cucumber chutney is a good healthy n tasty dish.

Source: own
Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Cucumber: 1, diced or sliced
Tomato: 2 medium, halved
Green chili: 3-4, chopped
Tamarind paste : 1tsp or small lemon size
Garlic: 4-5  pods
Red chili: 2 flakes
Mustard seeds: 1tsp
Channa dal: 1tsp
Cumin Seeds: 1tsp
Oil: 1 tsp

1) In a microwavable dish, heat oil for 20 secs on high, covered.
2) Now add Channa dal, red chili, Mustard seeds, cumin seeds n cook for 30 secs, covered.
3) Add, cucumber slices n 2tbsp water. Cook for 7 mins, covered.
4) Stir it well, n add green chili. Cook for 4 mins, covered.
5) Now add tomato n tamarind and cook for 3mins on 60 % heat, covered.
6) Stir well, n cook for another 1 min on high, covered. Add garlic pods

7) Let it cool, and blend it in a mixer.
8) Spoon it garnish with cilantro.

Note: Pan cooking: In a pan heat oil n add cumin, mustard seeds, red chili, channa dal  n roast it for 1min.
Add cucumber, green chili  n 1tbsp water and cook for 10 mins or until cucumber is tender on  medium heat, covered. Now add Tomato and tamarind. Cook for 2-3 mins on medium heat , covered.Add garlic pods n let it cool. Now blend in a mixture n garnish with cilantro.

Enjoy with Cucumber Chutney  rice or idli, dosa, .....


Sushma Mallya November 19, 2009 at 8:07 PM  

Sounds very interesting,nice recipe and it does seems delicious too

Silpa November 20, 2009 at 7:35 AM  

thank you sushma. try it, it is really delicious.

Srivalli November 20, 2009 at 8:42 AM  

That looks good silpa..nice posts.

Silpa November 20, 2009 at 9:11 AM  

Thank you

my kitchen November 22, 2009 at 9:01 AM  

Never tried,looks inviting

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