We often use cucumber in salads, but here is a recipe from Sri Lanka to cook it as a curry. This cucumber curry is not very spicy & good with rice & other curries.
1 medium size cucumber
2-3 green chili sliced lengthwise
1 onion sliced
1 sprig curry leaves
1inch piece pandan leaf/(rampa)
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp mustard seed
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
Piece of cinnamon
Salt to taste
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
1 cup thin coconut milk
2-3 cloves garlic
3 tbspn grated fresh coconut
½ tsp pepper powder
Peel cucumber, remove the seeds & cut into pieces.(about 1 inch)
Add all the spices together with green chili, onion,rampa & curry leaves.
Mix all & add thin coconut milk & allow to cook in medium flame.
Meanwhile grind garlic, fresh grated coconut & pepper together into a paste.
Once cucumber is cooked add thick coconut milk. Stir well.
Adjust salt to taste.
Then add grinded coconut, garlic & pepper paste on to it & mix well. This paste will make the gravy thicker.
Simmer for few seconds & remove from the flame.