Thursday, 12 January 2012

Spicy Cucumber Curry

Few days ago, I shared a recipe of cucumber as a curry, but it is a mild spicy curry. Here is another way we cook cucumber in Sri Lanka.

1 medium size cucumber
1 onion sliced
1-2 dry red chili  crushed into pieces
1 sprig curry leaves
1inch piece pandan leaf/(rampa)
1 tsp chili powder
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
2-3 tbspn cooking oil


Peel cucumber, remove the seeds & cut into pieces.(about 1 inch).Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds once oil is heated.
Once it is popping up, add onion,crushed chili and curry leaves & pandan leaf.
Sauté for few seconds until onions are tender & releasing good fragrance.
Then add cucumber & mix well.
Add all the other spices .Mix all together, cover with a lid, allow to cook in medium flame.
Once cucumber is cooked add thick coconut milk. Stir well.
Adjust salt to taste.
Simmer for few seconds & remove from the flame.
Serve & enjoy!!

Linking with my event Hot & Spicy Treats -Curry/Stew

Linked with Veggie/Fruit a Month-Cucumber started  By Priya


  1. Looks super tempting and delicious.

  2. Cucumber curry sounds interesting!!!!

  3. I love cucumber. Looks delicious. This and the rest of the good food in your blog are making me hungry! Thank you so much for following my blog. I am now following you back! Happy new year.

  4. As much as I love the milder cucumber curry, I have never had it spicy. New one for me.. great recipe. ~ Ramona

  5. This is such a yummy one...I would love to try it..U have made perfectly Dear..Bookmarking it..


  6. Nice recipe Amy! Nice to learn Srilankan recipes from you :)


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  10. Equally Nice alternate to the previous recipe of cucumber.

  11. thanks! We have so many cucumbers in the garden in the summer i am always looking for new recipies...curry is something I never tried with cucumbers!

  12. This is lovely,Amy!I never knew cucumber could be cooked into a curry - this is so new.The curry is mildly spiced and looks very inviting - thanks for the recipe dear:)

  13. Wow...such a nice combination...would love to try this one...
    First time into your beautiful space...would love to learn Sri Lankan Recipes..
    Happy to follow you..



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