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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Quick Subzis ~ Cucumber Subzi / Dosakaya Koora



Using dosakaya to prepare koora (subzi) is a mundane thing in traditional Andhra cooking. In the absence of those, my mother happens to substitute regular cucumbers that taste unique in their own way. Pairing with besan is one of the easiest and tastier ways to cook these cucumbers and this is how she does it.

Ingredients to serve 4:
1 cucumber - peeled & finely diced, about 2 cups
Besan - about 2 Tbsp
Salt & chili powder - 1 tsp each
For tadka: 2 -3 tsp oil, 1 tsp chanadal, 1 tsp mustard seeds, few curry leaves and 1/8 tsp turmeric powder

Cooking part:
Heat oil in a non-stick pan/ kadai and add the tadka ingredients in the order mentioned. When chanadal starts to turn reddish, add the cucumber pieces and salt. Stir the ingredients once and then cook covered on low - medium flame till done. Keep stirring in between.
After the cucumber turns tender, add the chili powder and besan. Mix them well and cook till the raw smell of besan disappears. This would take a couple of minutes. Turn off the stove.
Serve with hot rice and a tsp of ghee as part of a Andhra meal.

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14 comments:

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

I had never cucumber for a subzi..sounds interesting will try it soon..

PS said...

never knew can make subzi with cucumbers. will try it soon..

simply.food said...

I have never thought to make cucumber curry infact I have only eaten cucumber in salads and raita.This is a very innovative dish.

Priya said...

Very quick and tempting subzi..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Suma, that is one lovely looking dish. Amazing !!!

Nitha said...

Sounds interesting.. Never tried cucumber this way..

Suman Singh said...

hmm...cucumber sabzi sounds new to me..very innovative..must try..looks yum!

Kiran said...

Nice and colorful cucumer curry.Adding besan is new to me.Will try this sometime soon.

Malar Gandhi said...

Never tried anything with cucumber...luks delicious.

Rachana said...

I make cucumber dal..never tried making cucumber subzi. Looks delicious dear!
Looks like you are learning many new Andhra dishes from your mom....lucky u :-)

Torviewtoronto said...

looks tasty we cook a little differently must try your way soon :)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Subzi looks so good. Lovely color. Nice recipe... YUM!!!!!

Leena said...

Very unique subzi...yummy

vijay sundararajan said...

Great taste!! I added onion while sauté and boiled potato towards end !! Instead of red chilli powder used green chillies. Extraordinary taste!!
Thanks
Vijay