Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cucumber Yellu Gojju

Cucumber and Sesame curry

Cucumber - 1 (Chopped into 1 inch thin pieces)
Sesame seeds - 4 tsp
Tamarind Juice - 1/2 cup
Grated Jaggery  - 1/4 cup
Rasam/Curry Powder - 2 tspn
Oil - 2 tspn
Mustard seeds - 1 tspn
Jeera - 1/2 tspn
Curry Leaves - 2 strands
Green chillies - 2 (Slit lengthwise)
Hing - 1/4 tspn

1) In a pan, dry roast the sesame seeds till they turn golden brown colour and once they cool to room temperature, blend them into a fine powder and keep aside.
2) In a pan, add oil, once it is hot, add mustard seeds, jeera.  Once they splutter add curry leaves and Green chillies and hing.
3)Now add chopped cucumber and saute till cucumber is 3/4 cooked.
4) Then, pour the tamarind juice, add salt, Rasam / curry powder, sesame powder and jaggery and simmer it till all the ingredients mix well.
5) Check the seasoning, if required add some more jaggery or tamarind to adjust.
6) Its now ready to serve with rice/chapathi / ragi mudde, etc.

Reposting the recipe to send to Veggie/Fruit of the Month-Cucumber



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