Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu!

Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu!


warm WELCOME to my Hobby Lounge.
Just Recline, Relax smiley and Enjoy a "Good Time" @ My Hobby Lounge smiley


September 18, 2014

Cucumber Curry / Vellarikai Kootu / Madrasi Kakdi Dal / Dal Keera

A traditional dish with easily digestible protein from the lentil used.  Simple to prepare. Being a traditional dish, coconut oil is used which enhance the flavour. Adding grated coconut will enhance the taste. If you want to avoid coconut, just skip that part of the process.

You will Need :-

  1. Cucumber diced - 1 Cup (madrasi kakdi / kheera)
  2. Grated coconut - 3 tbsp
  3. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Green Chilli - 1 No.

For tempering :-

  1. Oil - 2 tbsp
  2. Whole urad - 1 tsp
  3. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  4. Asafoetida - a pinch
  5. Dried red chillies - 2 nos. (broken)
  6. Curry Leaves - 8 Nos.  (avoid this for curry made using greens)

Procedure :-
  • In a vessel put Moong dal,  Cucumber cubes, add turmeric powder, salt, slit green chilli,  cook on stove top or pressure cook till done.

  • Heat a wok, add oil, Mustard seeds. When it start crackling, add the urad, asafoetida, dried red chilli and curry leaves.
  • Fry till the dal turns nice golden brown in color. Add the cooked vegetable dal to it.
  • Add grated coconut and bring to boil.
  • Cucumber curry / Kootu is ready!

Your Kind Attention Please :-)

Thank you for paying a visit to My Hobby Lounge to view "Mira's Talent Gallery"

If you like My Hobby Lounge you can motivate by "Liking", "Sharing", "Tweeting", "Voting", "Following" "commenting" :-)

To get the latest updations, "subscribe" using your e-mail ID

Use "search" option for things you are looking for in My Talent Gallery.

Cookbook is given in dropdown list form for your convenience. You will find it on the right side column. Wish you a great time :-)