Saturday 7 December 2013

Vellari Kuzhambu/Cucumber Curry

I recently saw a TV cooking show called Anjarai petty in a Tamil channel and got hooked to this easy breezy dish. The housewife who prepared this vellari aka cucumber kuzhambu with simple ingredients told that she learned this dish from her husband,how wonderful na. Call this dish as kuzhambu, mor kuzhambu or else as mor curry however this curry goes for curd, coconut,green chillies,cumin seeds and cubed cucumber. If you feel lazy or dont want to spend more time in kitchen,you can make this kuzhambu which gets ready in a jiffy. This kuzhambu will be bit thin but trust me the taste was simply awesome.

Make this curry and serve with rice along with lemon pickle, am sure you will definitely have a filling lunch. Actually we make dal based kootu with cucumber but this curry is defnitely a different dish. If you want,you can replace the cucumber with bottlegourd or pumpkin and go for the same cooking process.This post goes  for the CC Challenge of the month.

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1no Long cucumber or 2medium sized cucumber
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Mustard seeds+Urad dal
1/4tsp Cumin seeds
Few curryleaves
3nos Dry red chillies
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder

To grind:
1/2cup Grated coconut
1/2cup Sour curd
3nos Green chillies
1/4tsp Cumin seeds

Peel and cube the cucumber.

Cook the cucumber with a cup of water with turmeric powder, salt until the cucumber cubes turns soft.

Meanwhile grind all the ingredients given under the list 'to grind ' as bit coarse paste.

Add this paste to the cooking cucumber, put off the stove.

Heat enough oil for tempering, let splutter the mustard seeds,urad dal.

Add the cumin seeds,curryleaves,asafoetida powder and dry red chilles, fry until they turns brown.

Add this tempered spices to the curry,give a stir.

Serve immediately with rice.


Unknown said...

Flavorful and delicious kuzhambu :) love it dear !!

Triveni said...

New to me but sounds so delish

Simplyfood said...

This looks really tasty, I have never cooked with cucumber only ever eaten in salad.

Shobha said...

Cucumber curry looks yummy.. I never have tried using cucumber in curries..