Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cucumber curry/Vellarikai Poriyal


     I  was having cucumber lying in my fridge unused for some time.Since i use to prepare cucumber sambar  now and then wanted to try some thing new.So when i was searching for a different recipe i came across this recipe and thought of trying with no further delay.When everything was done waiting for my hubby to give his feedback and was bit scared.But his expression was Smiley face and the main thing he liked was the crunchiness of the cucumber.So thought of sharing the recipe with you guys,as we normally prepare only salad with this.But this is totally new.

Ingredients :
Cucumber 1 no(chopped) 
Onion 1 no
Tomato 1 big sized
Ginger garlic paste1/2 tsp
Dhania powder 3/4th tsp
Red chillie powder1/2 tsp
Cumin powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste                      

Seasoning :
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves a wig
Oil 1 tbsp

Method :

1. In a wok do the seasoning and add the onion and fry till transparent.

2 Then add the tomato and cook till it turns mushy.

3. Now add all the dry powders and saute till the oil oozes out.

4. Now add the chopped cucumber and fry until the cucumber is half tender and mixes well with the gravy .

5.Serve with hot rice,dolloped with ghee.


Notes :

1. If interested can cook till the cucumber becomes too soft,but we liked half crunchy.
2. Can adjust the tangy and spice taste.
3. Can even paste the onion and tomato and make as a gravy.

15 comments:

Manjula Bharath said...

yummy curry :)

Aruna Manikandan said...

healthy and delicious curry :)

Priti S said...

Looks yum ...I do this without onion, tomato ..a very simple way

Padhu said...

Comforting and yummy curry

Chitra said...

Lovely recipe..Looks yum..:)

WeR SAHM said...

unique curry and very tasty...never tried cucumber in sabzi....nice attempt

Vimitha Anand said...

Never tried using cucumber this way. Bookmarking dear

divya said...

looks fabulous and super inviting.

Shylaja Praveen said...

Looks delicious and yummy

Julie said...

interesting curry!!

Madhavi said...

Great curry...

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Maha Gadde said...

Looks delicious n awesome.

Priya said...

Healthy and delicious poriyal.

Divya Pramil said...

Good poriyal dear :) I make it with rinds but this sounds interesting too :)

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow nice recipe and yummy combo too...