Sunday, 8 January 2012

Cucumber Curry

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.
Serve & enjoy!!



  1. This is one of my favorite non-spicy dishes. :)

  2. lovely curry superb....luks so delicious

  3. Hey Amy,
    How r u..Long time since we spoke.. :-)
    We too have a curry similar to this..but Rampa is new to me..Curry looks perfect!

  4. They look mouthwatering...should try it soon..


  5. This is a new recipe for me. Sounds tasty !!

  6. This is really a new kind of dish for me, thanks for posting, nice way to use cucumber.

  7. Hi Amy! Thanks for this recipe... if you serve this with rice, what other curries (esp. meat or fish dishes) can you serve it with?

  8. Hi Amy! Thanks for the Cucumber curry recipe! What other curries (especially meat or fish dishes) can you serve this with ? To accompany with rice?Thanks

    1. Hi,I like dhal dry curry,fish curry (but not so gravy) and a kola mallun with this cucumber curry...Instead of fish curry,ambul thiyal goes well too...hope you'll try it


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