Vellarikkai Kootu

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Cucumber Stew


Vellarikkai Kootu is an excellent side for eating with rice. Cucumbers that are mature and not that good to eat, can be excellent for this Cucumber Stew.

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Recipe Facts:


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Total Time

40 m

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– 1 large Vellarikkai / Cucumber or 2 medium – Payatham paruppu / Moong dal – Cumin seeds – Green chilies – Coconut grated – Rice – Salt – Cilantro

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– Scrape the skin of the cucumber and slice it vertically. Remove the seeds and then chop the cucumbers into small cubes. – Wash the dal and add it along with the cucumber in a sauce pan. Add water and then cook over medium heat.

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Steps 1-2

– In the meantime, grind together the green chilies, cumin seeds, rice and the coconut into a smooth paste.

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Step 3

– Now add the sliced green chilies and the juice of the lemon and mix well. Let the pickle marinate for at least couple of hours before serving.

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Step 4

– In a small pan, heat oil and add all the ingredients listed under the seasoning. Add the fried seasoning to the kootu and serve hot with rice.

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Step 5


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