Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cucumber Kootu

2 cucumber
1/2 chana dhal
1 tsp turmeric powder
4 tsp fresh frated coconut
6-7 red chilly
1 tsp cumin/jeera seeds
salt as per taste
1 tsp oil
4-5 curry leaves

Pressure cook chana dhal in 3 cups of water for 2 whistles.
Peel the outer skin of cucumber and cut into medium chunks.
Bring to boil 3-4 cups of water in a vessel add cucumber chunks and turmeric.
When the cucumber is boiled add the boiled chana dhal.
Grind to fine paste coconut, red chilli and cumin seeds with little water and add to the boiling kootu.
Now add salt and mix well and cook for 5-8mins.
Garnish with curry leaves.

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