Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Amma's Cucumber Pulikari / Velarikai Thengai Kulambu / Cucumber Cooked in Coconut Sauce

This is a gravy which hardly takes any time to cook..So amma makes it more often than anything else. You can use any vegetable of your choice. You could add ladysfinger, pumpkin, shallots or drumstick, brinjal and make this..Hope you like it..

Amma's Cucumber Pulikari 


Cucumber -1 cup deseeded and chopped
Salt to taste
Water to cook cucumber

For Grinding:
Coconut – ½ cup
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi -1 tsp
Shallots / Sambar Onion – 3 peeled
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 1tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 2

For Tempering:
Oil- 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku – 1tsp
Urad Dal / Ulundu -1 tsp
Shallots / Sambar Onion – 3 chopped finely
Curry leaves – 1 spring


Grind all the ingrediants given in the list to a fine paste by adding some water.

Take cucumber in a kadai and add salt and water. Cover and cook for 10 mins untill cooked.

Now add in the ground masala paste along with some water to make the gravy.

Bring it just a single boil. Don’t let it boil over. Switch off the flame.

Make tempering by adding all the ingrediants to oil and pour this over the gravy.

Mix well and serve with rice.

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