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Apr 16, 2012

Dosakaya Mukkala Pulusu (Cucumber Stew)

Dosakaya Mukkala Pulusu (Cucumber Stew)

This is one of our family favorites. This pulusu tastes so good with rice and some papads on the side. The cucumbers I used in this recipe are from our garden. It feels so good to grow your own vegetables and cook them. Isn’t it?

Now to the recipe:
  • 3 cups Yellow Cucumber pieces, peeled
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • ½ tsp Red Chili Powder (can be replaced with Green Chilies)
  • A pinch of Turmeric Powder
  • A few Cilantro leaves
  • A gooseberry-sized Tamarind (can be replaced with tamarind pulp)
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • 2 tsp Rice Flour
  • Salt
Dosakaya Mukkala Pulusu (Cucumber Stew)

  1. Soak Tamarind in a little water and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a deep skillet and add mustard seeds. When they pop, add cumin seeds + curry leaves and stir well.
  3. Then add cucumber pieces + tomato + chili powder + turmeric and mix well. Pour some water and allow the cucumber pieces to cook well.
  4. Meanwhile, extract tamarind pulp from the soaked tamarind.
  5. When the cucumber pieces are cooked and became soft, add tamarind pulp and salt and mix well.
  6. Then dilute rice flour in a small amount of water, mix well and pour this on top of the pulusu. Mix well and leave it until it comes to a soft boil.
  7. Finally turn off the stove and transfer the pulusu to a serving bowl. Garnish with cilantro and enjoy with steaming hot rice. Yummy!! 
Dosakaya Mukkala Pulusu (Cucumber Stew)


Shobha said... [Reply]

Vert tasty looking pulusu..I have never tried cooking with dosakaya.

Aruna Manikandan said... [Reply]

sounds new to me...
looks healthy and delicious :)

Kalyani said... [Reply]

delicious and yummy curry ..........

Indian Khana said... [Reply]

New for me and looks yum ...nice for summer

Tina said... [Reply]

delicious stew...

Hamaree Rasoi said... [Reply]

Growing veggies and relishing them later is the most satisfying thing !! nice cucumber stew..

Hamaree Rasoi

Swathi said... [Reply]

Love this curry Uma, good for rice

R said... [Reply]

looks so delicious!

Sobha Shyam said... [Reply]

new to me, looks simple and delicious :)

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Super delicious and definitely a comforting stew..

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