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  • Cucumber Chutney, Dosakai Pachadi

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    August 3rd, 2010MammuPickles/Powders

    Cooking Time: 20 Minutes

    Serves: 6

    Ingredients

    1. Cucumber/Dosakai, cut into 1/2 inch pieces – 2 Cups
    2. Tomato – 1 medium sized, cut into 8 pieces
    3. Green chilies – 10 (Add more if you like it spicy)
    4. Mustard Seeds – 1/4 teaspoon
    5. Cumin Seeds – 1/4 teaspoon
    6. Garlic Clove – 1
    7. Tamarind – 1 Inch piece
    8. Salt – 1/2 tbl sp
    9. Turmeric – 1/4 teaspoon
    10. Oil – 2 tbl sp
    11. Split black gram – 1/2 tea spoon.
    12. Hing – 1/4 teaspoon
    13. Curry leaves – 10

    Cooking Procedure

    1. Saute the tomatoes in a pan for 5 minutes, until they start softening. No need to add any oil.

    2. Grind together green chilies, garlic clove, cumin seeds and tamarind. Add the tomatoes and grind for 10 seconds. Do not add any water for this preparation. Add the cucumber pieces and grind for no more than 10 seconds, so that cucumber wont be smashed completely.

    3. Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, black gram, turmeric, hing and let them splutter. Now add the curry leaves, and the cucumber paste and turn off the heat immediately.

    Serve with cooked plain dal, rice and ghee.

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