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'Exquisite' means of such beauty or delicacy as to arouse intense delight .A food that's creative, thoughtfully prepared, beautifully presented and easy to eat makes it absolutely delicious.On this corner,I have tried to recollect the spicy memories and food that I have enjoyed, a delicacy that still persist on the corner of my heart.Hope you too will enjoy it. Bon Appetit !

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Cucumber Khichdi


Ingredients

  1. Cucumber - finely sliced (1/4 of a medium cucumber)
  2. Green chilly - 2 no:(1 chopped, 1 sliced lengthwise)
  3. Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  4. Curd - 1cup
  5. Cumin seeds / Jeera - 1/4  tspn
  6. Water  - 1cup
  7. Whole red chilly -1 no:
  8. Mustard seeds - 1/4  tspn + 1/2 tspn
  9. Oi/ - 1/2 tbspn
  10. Curry leaves - 2 sprig
  11. Salt - to taste


How to make


Cook the finely sliced cucumber ,chopped  green chillies and salt with water in a heavy bottom pan. 



Grind the grated coconut, sliced green chillies and cumin seeds to a fine paste. 



Add 1/2 tspn mustard seeds and grind again. 



When the cucumber is 3/4 th cooked, add the ground coconut paste and 1 sprig curry leaves to it and mix well. Cook for 3-4 mins.



Now add curd, mix well and cook in low flame for 3 more minutes. 

Add more salt if required. Don't let it boil after adding curd. Remove from flame and keep aside.Tamper whole red chillies, mustard seeds and curry leaves in oil and add it to the khichdi.



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