Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Cucumber Gravy Curry (Dosakai Pulusu Kura)

Learnt From: My Mom.

Serving for: 2-3 People.


Cucumber --- 2 medium size
Onions --- ¼ of the big one
Turmeric Powder --- a pinch
Tamarind --- 4 strands
Red Chilly Powder --- ½ tsp
Salt --- ¾ tsp (approx.)
Jaggary --- ½ of the small cube piece

For Seasoning:

Oil --- 1 tblsn
Mustard Seeds --- 1 tsp
Curry Leaves --- a few
Dry Red Chilly --- 1 chopped
Hing --- a pinch


Peel the skin of cucumbers.

Clean the cucumbers with water. Chop cucumber to pieces by removing the seeds.

Chop ¼ th of the big onion into pieces.
Take 4 strands of tamarind and little water in a bowl. Heat for 15 seconds in microwave. Take tamarind juice for it with that little water.

Heat a tblsn of oil in pressure cooker.
Add & Toast mustard seeds, chopped dry red chilly, curry leaves and a pinch hing.

Add chopped onions.

Add chopped cucumber along with onions.
Add ½ piece of jaggery (look in the photo in center of the pressure cooker).

Add a pinch of turmeric powder, tamarind juice, ½ tsp of red chilly powder (if you cant eat spiciness reduce the quantity of red chilly powder), and salt as per your taste.

Mix well. Pressure cook for 4 whistles…later keep in sim for 3 minutes and turn off the heat.
Wait till the pressure goes off.
Remove the lid of the pressure cooker. Uncover the pressure the cooker and cook for 5-10 minutes till the water evaporates. Turn off the heat.
Transfer the curry to a serving bowl.


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  2. wow...sailu first time to your blog and there are so many andhra style curries,, will visit regularly


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