Lemon Cucumber Cilantro Curry

24 Sep

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Dosakaya Kothimera Kura.

Lemon cucumber is peeled and chopped into small pieces. It is then cooked along with whole spices and onion. Once cucumber turns soft, finish with cilantro and serve lemon cucumber cilantro curry over plain steamed rice or with roti.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Lemon Cucumber Cilantro Curry.

Ingredients:

Lemon Cucumber 1 Medium
Onion 1 Small
Garlic 2 Cloves
Green Chiles 1 – 2
Dalia / Roasted Gram 2 Tbsps
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Cilantro Leaves 1 Cup Packed
Salt to Taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Peel, wash and halve the lemon cucumber.
Discard the seeds and chop the lemon cucumber into inch size pieces.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Peel and crush the garlic cloves.
Wash and very finely chop the cilantro leaves.
Grind the dalia into fine powder using a spice grinder.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add garlic and green chiles.
Fry briefly, stir in chopped onion and fry till it turns translucent and start to brown.
Add the lemon cucumber pieces and cook covered for few minutes or until cucumber is soft.
Stir in cilantro leaves, turmeric powder, dalia powder and salt.
Serve lemon cucumber cilantro curry over plain steamed rice or with roti.
Notes: Make sure cucumber is cooked well before removing from heat.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with green chiles. If lemon cucumber is not sour enough, add a small piece to tamarind along with onion. If cucumber is not cooked well, put it back on heat and cook covered on low flame till done.
Variations: Check other recipes with lemon cucumber here.
Other Names: Lemon Cucumber Cilantro Curry, Dosakaya Kothimera Kura.

One Response to “Lemon Cucumber Cilantro Curry”

  1. Natuner Spondon September 26, 2012 at 2:27 am #

    Grate Curry………………………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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