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.


Ingredients:

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


Method

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!!

 

11 comments:

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

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

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  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!

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

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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

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

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  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?

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  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

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    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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