Sep 15, 2008

How to make Cucumber kadi--- cucumber recipes

cucumber kadi I feel ,whatever we make, the new recipes, the traditional old ones ,though appreciated always, sometimes fails to satisfy the family members , especially when a particular demand is not fulfilled.Everything else made with love loses its value.Oh??You did not understand... Just a thought.
We have to keep on looking for new recipes or modify the old ones so that there is some so called change.
So today , I made this kadi( spicy buttermilk) the usual way, only, thought of adding some cucumber cubes. I have never used cucumber in anything expect in salads and recently in my bhel.
I have seen people adding Dudhi/lauki/bottlegourd in kadi. But cucumber also seemed a great idea and tasted delicious. Everyone loved it and the smile was brought back!!!

Cucumber- 1/2 cut in cubes
Buttermilk - 1 cup diluted to make 2 cups.
Besan/gram dal powder- 1tbspn
Ginger garlic green chilly paste - 2tsp
Bay leaf- 1 small piece
Cinnamon- 1''
Cardamom- 2
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Asafoetida- a pinch
oil- 1tsp
Mustard- 1tsp
Fenugreek seeds-1/2tsp

After diluting the buttermilk, add besan and mix well. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, jeera, fenugreek seeds and rest of the spices. Then add asafoetida and garlic ginger and green chilly paste.Saute and then add cucumber pieces. Saute well and add turmeric powder and salt and allow the cucumber to cook till tender. Then add the buttermilk and heat for another 4-5 minutes.
Serve with rice, but I love with chapatis too.
Do try , you will fall in love with the taste just like me.
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