Tuesday, 8 July 2014

CUCUMBER IN TIL GRAVY

INGREDIENTS

1 medium sized cucumber
3 tbsp sesame (til) ground to powder
2 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/8 tsp turmeric powder

FOR TEMPERING
2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp cumin (jeera)
1/2 tsp mustard
a pinch oh hing (asafoetida)
1/8 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)


PREPARATION


  • Chop the cucumber into cubes.( Do not remove the skin)
  • Heat oil in a pan and temper with jeera, mustard and hing.
  • Add the chopped cucumber and salt and stir fry for a few secs.
  • Add the dry ingredients, mix well and cover a lid and allow to cook on low flame.
  • Keep stirring at intervals to avoid the masala from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • (Add a little water if required.)
  • Remove from the stove when the cucumber is cooked and oil starts floating on top.





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