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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!!!

Ingredients-
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
Cloves-2
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Asafoetida- a pinch
oil- 1tsp
Mustard- 1tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Fenugreek seeds-1/2tsp

Method-
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.

18 comments:

srikars kitchen said...

Hi sowmya..cucucmer kadi looks yummy & fantastic... nice colour...Nice creative idea..thxs for sharing....

easycrafts said...

addition of cucumber to kadhi seems to be a nice idea

Sireesha said...

WOW....What a creative idea adding cucumber in kadi sounds yummy.Next time I will try this.

notyet100 said...

sounds yum,..must have tasted great,..

Usha said...

Good idea Sowmya and it looks great....

Priti said...

Hmm I understand what you mean dear! Exactly..then all the effort loses its value :(...but neither the less your kadi looking yummy and adding cucumber is wonderful idea....gud going gal :)

Happy cook said...

I love that you made them with cucumber.
I wold be happy with a plate of plain rice and this Kadi and some pickles yummm Heaven :-)

raaji said...

thanks sowmya for dropping by.....curries look nice.....tats a nice idea to have cucumber

Cham said...

That is cool adding cucumber in kadi, sounds tasty Sowmy!

raaji said...

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Cynthia said...

Oh yes, we always have to be looking for different ways to present the same foods.

Laavanya said...

I've been craving kadhi for a while now.. nice way to use cucumber.

jayasree said...

Nice idea to use cucumber. Loved the color of ur kadi.

sunshinemom said...

Looks so hearty! Very yum - I have heard cucumber stuffed but this is good too:) Nice twist to the old tale!

LG said...

Cucumber goes well with Yogurt sauce of any style..bowl there is looking delish

SriLekha said...

cucumber kadi looks yum and delicious!

Dershana said...

Hi Sowmya, first time here. The Cucumber kadi recipe sounds good. We at Kerala, use Malabar cucumber (the speckled yellow malabar cucumber in something called morkuzhambu (pulisseri) which kind of looks similar but skips the besan.

adding you to my foodie blog list.

http://thefootloosechef.blogspot.com/

Divya said...

Cool recipe. Cool in all aspects with the cucumber and the simplicity of the recipe

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