Stuffed Cucumber

Today,various kinds of stuffed vegetables are prepared. South Indian cooking differs from its counterpart. Here, brinjal, ridge gourd, cucumber and bittergourd are usually made.Today, we take a look at the southern style of stuffed cooking. I am using cucumbers. Many may not be familiar  with stuffed cucumber as  this veggie is  mainly used in salads.



  • cucumber 1/2 kg
  • fresh grated coconut 1 bowl
  • bengal gram 1tbsp
  • urad dal 1tbsp
  • dry chilly 3
  • green chilly 2
  • coriander leaves 1/2 bowl
  • cumin seeds 1tsp
  • salt to taste
  • oil 3tbsp
  • asafoetida 1/4 tsp
  • turmeric powder 1/4tsp
  • mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
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stuffed cucumber


  • Wash the cucumber and cut them into two or three pieces.
  • Make an incision on four sides on each of them,keep aside.
  • Dry roast the bengal gram and urad dal and keep aside.
  • Roast the red chilly with a little oil.
  • Now ,grind these three ingredients along with green chilly, coriander, and cumin to a fine paste.

Slowly, take a piece in the hand . Take a little of the filling and stuff it using hands. Take care, as they tend to break. Repeat for all pieces.


Take a pan and make the seasoning. Slowly,add the stuffed veggie into it. Close it with a plate of water. This eases cooking. When tender, remove into a serving bowl. Stuffed cucumber is ready to be served.


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  1. kimberly says:

    Sounds great…Can any cucumber be used? I’m curious as to how it tastes, cos the picture is making me drool…:P

  2. A unique..recipe with cucumber.. Lovely

  3. Jeena says:

    Really this is quite an interesting dish, with just a simple cucumber, great one…

  4. Shubha says:

    Very unique recipe.. Its tempting me:)

Stuffed Cucumber