March 1, 2018

Cucumber Chutney / Vellarikai Chutney / Chutney Recipe - 25 / #100chutneys

Cucumber is an amazing magic vegetable which helps us to keep hydrated especially during Summer season. Apart from that, it helps in weight loss, flushes out toxins, reduces cholesterol etc. Many varieties of recipes can be prepared using cucumber and in my today's chutney series, I have prepared a spicy and tasty chutney out of it. This chutney goes perfectly with plain rice and also can be served with curd rice. Adjust the quantity of green chilli according to taste bud.

Ingredients :

1 1/2 Tsp Oil
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 Tsp Cumin seeds / Jeera seeds
1 Tsp Urad dal
3 - 4 Green chillies, chopped ( Adjust according to taste bud )
1  Cucumber, finely chopped
1 Big Onion, finely chopped
1 Tomato, finely chopped
Few Coriander leaves
Salt to taste

For Tadka :

1 Tsp Oil
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1 Tsp Urad dal
1 - 2 Dry red chillies

Method :

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds followed by cumin seeds and urad dal.

Fry it for half a minute and add green chillies.

Saute and add the remaining ingredients except salt.

Saute it for a minute in a low flame, close the pan with a lid and cook until the tomato turns soft.

Do not add water as the cucumber contains water in it.

Once done, cool the ingredients and grind it coarsely by adding the required quantity of salt. The consistency of the chutney should be thick as it served with rice so do not add water.

Transfer it to a bowl and keep aside.

For tadka, heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.

Once it starts spluttering, add urad dal followed by dry red chillies.

Fry and add it to the prepared cucumber chutney.


Serving Options :

Serve with hot plain rice.

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