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Cucumber Coconut Chutney

Konkani coconut cucumber chutney
Few days back I had blogged about an Okra Coconut Chutney recipe.  If you liked that chutney, this one with sauteed Cucumbers is definitely for you.


Ingredients:
Grated/Shredded Coconut - 1 cup
Roasted split Chickpeas/Bengal gram/Dalia - 1/4 cup (optional)
Finely Chopped Cucumber - 3/4 cup
Green chillies - 8
Tamarind pulp - 1/2 tsp
Salt
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida/Hing - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves/Kadipata - a sprig
Dry Red Chillies - 2
Oil


How to prepare Cucumber Coconut Chutney:
  • Pat the green chillies and curry leaves dry.  Heat a pan and roast the slit green chillies with few drops of oil.  Roast until chillies change slightly in colour, about 2 minutes at low flame.  Let the chillies cool.
  • Grind grated coconut, dalia, roasted green chillies, tamarind, salt to a fine or slightly coarse paste with little water.
  • Heat a pan and add about 1 tbsp oil.  Add finely chopped cucumber and saute for about 7 - 10 minutes.  Saute till cucumbers turn translucent and raw smell goes off.  Save the fried cucumbers for later.
  • Wash curry leaves and pat them dry.  Heat a pan and add 1 - 2 tsp oil.  Add mustard seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and red chillies.  Turn off the heat when mustard seeds pop.  Pour this tempering/tadka over the ground paste.
  • Mix fried cucumbers with coconut chutney just before serving.  Serve Cucumber Coconut chutney with dosas or as a side dish with meals.

18 comments:

  1. very innovative chutney uma,luks delicious...

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  2. nice looking chutney..liked the combo

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  3. thats a very deliicous chutney.. what kind of cucumber u used for this preparation?Addition of coco makes more delicious

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  4. Thats new to know.Will be very good with crispy dosa.

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  5. Prani, I guess any variety would taste good.
    But small tender ones are perfect for this one.

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  6. That's a nice looking chutney and addition of cucumber adds a new twist.

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  7. new combo for me, looks so good

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  8. Agood combo of coconut with cucumber.

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  9. Thats something new, adding cucumber is something which i havent heard of but would love to try it...

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  10. thats really different and nice one...

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  11. We call it kaisasivi .... I add mustard while grinding coconut. Love your recipe! I love to have this with white rice :)

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  12. very unique combination of chutney..liked the recipe..thanks for sharing!

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  13. nice combo never tried it before...

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  14. Nice one! It sounds very fresh :)

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  15. New kind of chutney to me...never thought in this way...will try it..thanks for sharing...

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  16. Hi dear...seems to be a good one...nice try...

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  17. Adding cucumber is a nice change to usual coco chutney. Should taste yum with dosas.

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