Stuffed cucumber is a traditional dish from karnataka, it is served with jowar roti or chapati.

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.

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   INGREDIENTS :    

  • cucumber 1/2 kg
  • fresh grated coconut 1 bowl
  • coriander seeds 3 tbsp
  • 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
stuffed cucumber
stuffed cucumber

METHOD :

  • Wash the cucumber, pat dry  and cut them into two or three pieces.
  • Make an incision on four sides on each of them, you will be filling the paste in it later. Keep them aside.
TO MAKE STUFFING :
  • Dry roast the bengal gram and urad dal and keep aside.
  • Roast the coriander seeds with a little oil. Do not burn them.
  • Roast the red chilly with a little oil.
  • Now ,grind the roasted  ingredients along with green chilly, coriander, and cumin to a fine paste.
TO FILL THE STUFFING :

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

TO PREPARE :

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

Stuffed Cucumber

Stuffed cucumber is a traditional dish from Karnataka. It is tasty and is usually served with chapati or jowar roti. 

Course dry sabzi, lunch ideas, stuffed recipes, traditional recipes, vegan
Cuisine Indian, karnataka
Keyword how to make stuffed cucumber, south indian cooking, stuffed cucumber, stuffed recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1/2 kilogram cucumber
  • 1 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 3 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon bengal gram
  • 1 tablespoon urad dal
  • 3 red chilly dry
  • 2 green chilly
  • 1/2 cup coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

Instructions

  1. Wash the cucumber, pat dry  and cut them into two or three pieces.


  2. Make an incision on four sides on each of them, you will be filling the paste in it later. Keep them aside.

To make the stuffing

  1. Dry roast the bengal gram and urad dal and keep aside.


  2. Roast the coriander seeds with a little oil, do not burn them. 

  3. Now, roast the red chilly with a little oil.

  4. Grind the roasted ingredients along with green chilly, coriander and cumin to a fine paste.

To fill the stuffing:

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

To prepare the veggie

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

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