February 21, 2012

Vellarikka Manga/Cucumber&Mango in Coconut Gravy

Vellarikka/Cucumber- 1/2 cup cubed
Raw mango - 4-5 one inch pieces(depending on sourness)
Grated coconut - 1 handful
Green chillies - 2-3 cut lengthwise
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/4 tsp
Shallots- 2
Cumin - 1/4 tsp
Red chillies- 2
1. Cook cucumber and mango pieces with green chillies, turmeric powder and chilly powder with enough water until the mango and cucumber are cooked and soft.
2. Meanwhile grind coconut and cumin to a fine paste.
3. When the vegetables are cooked well, add salt and coconut paste to it and heat for a minute while stirring and remove from heat. Take care not to boil it.
4. Heat oil in another pan , splutter mustard seeds, add chopped shallots,red chillies and curry leaves.Saute and add to the gravy .
Serve hot with rice!!

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