Friday, August 10, 2007

Cucumber and Tomato Curry

½ cucumber (medium), peeled & cubed
2 tomatoes, cubed
½ cup yogurt
½ cup grated coconut (I used the frozen variety)
½ tsp cumin seeds
2 red chillies
Pinch of turmeric powder
Salt to taste

For the seasoning:
1 Tbsp oil
½ tsp mustard seeds
½ tsp fenugreek/methi seeds
3-4 curry leaves
Pinch of asafoetida/hing
1-2 red chillies

Cook the cubed cucumber and chopped tomatoes with a little water and some turmeric powder in a vessel till the veggies are soft.(Take care to see that the cucumber is not falling apart).

Meanwhile, grind the coconut, cumin seeds & red chillies to a fine paste with very little water.

Add the ground coconut mixture to the cooked vegetables & mix well. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes or so.

Beat the yogurt well & add to the vegetable-coconut mixture. Cook on medium heat, stirring continuously to mix everything well and also to make sure that the yogurt does not separate.After 2-3 minutes, set this aside.

In a separate pan, heat the oil and add all the ingredients for the seasoning.

Add the seasoning to the curry . Serve hot with some rice.

31 Burps:

Asha said...

This dish is just excellent for me! I have too many cucumbers and Tomatoes right now.Looks delicious.Thanks girl:)

Aruna said...

TBC, What a beautiful pic that is!!! What kinda cucumber did u use for this ?? Nice recipe Thx.

Padma said...

My question is which cucumber were you using....I loved the combination. looks very comfy

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi first time to ur blog......Nice set of recipes.....Cucumber curry is looking nice....

Saju said...

that looks delcious. It is very new to me. I will be trying it soon.
thanks for sharing

Neelam said...

This is a cool new recipe...Thanks for sharing.

Coffee said...

wHAt1!! How in the world did you think of such a combo??? The dal looks awesome!

Sharmi said...

the curry looks delicious. I have never added coconut and yogurt. this looks so delicious. have to try.

Nirmala said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your curry looks good! How did you find my blog?

sra said...

That's a lovely photo. I'm too lazy for the coconut, though - even when I find it grated in a shop and buy it, it takes ages for me to summon the energy to do all that grinding!

SeeC said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous TBC.
Very simple and tasty isnt' it.

SeeC said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous TBC.
Very simple and tasty isnt' it.

bhags said...

Coconut, cucumber and tomato, interesting combo.....pic looks nice

Laavanya said...

Looks very tempting... such a bright and beautiful picture.

Sia said...

lovely post tbc. we call it majjige huli. its one of my fav dish to eat with sundried chilli and rice

Vcuisine said...

This is refreshing TBC. Never tried with Cucumber. Will do once. Viji

Lakshmi said...


Next time you are around the Chennai area, pls let me know, I will invite myself over for lunch !

TBC said...

Asha, you are welcome:-)

Aruna, welcome & thanks!
I just used the regular cucumber. ( the one with seeds.... not the English cucumber)

Padma, thanks!
I was using just the regular cucumber but I guess you could use any kind, I do't think there will be a lot of difference in the taste.

Sukanya, welcome to my space!Thank you! Do stop by whenever you can.

Saju, do let me know how it turns out if you end up making it.

Neelam, welcome to my blog:-). You have some great recipes on your blog too.

Coffee, thank you but it is not a dal:-(... just some veggies + coconut. Maybe I should add some dal to it too next time ;-)

We have a lot of yogurt and coconut based dishes.This is one of the less common/popular ones.

Nirmala, welcome & thanks!
Finding ur blog? well, one blog led to another and......;-)

Thanks, SRA :-)
Well, don't even get me started on my laziness!;-)

Seec, thanks. It is something I make regularly & it is tasty :-)

Bhags & Laavanya- thank you :-)

Sia, thanks for visiting. Hope you are feeling better now.
Sundried chilli & majige huli... must try that when I get a chance.

Viji, thanks. Do let me know how it turns out.

Lakshmi, welcome!
Uh oh! thanks for the warning!;-)

Nupur said...

Cooked cucumber is so unusual! I bet it tastes tender and juicy and delicious.

Bharathy said...

Seems to ba a lovely cool comfort dish.Love the presentation...

By the way,did you notice, you have posted your 25 th post with this...Me too the same..:)

Suma Gandlur said...

That's a great picture. This cucumber recipe seems easy and simple.

Susan said...

TBC, you call yourself "The Budding Cook," yet your recipes look very polished and knowing. : ) How long have you been cooking? Your cucumber and tomato curry looks mouth watering.

Dhana said...

Ooh, this sounds fantastic! Seems perfect for summer!!

Patrick said...

I can't wait to try this recipe! It looks fantastic!

TBC said...

Hi Nupur, thanks for visiting.

Bharathy, thank you.
I did not notice that I had completed 25 posts, u are pretty observant.
Same pinch!!!

Suma, thank you.

Susan, thanks for stopping by.You are being too kind now.:-)

Dhana, welcome to my blog :-)

sunita said...

I love both cucumber and tomatoes, and should have no problems at all with this dish...especially since it does look very tempting indeed.

TBC said...

Hi Patrick,
Welcome to my blog.
It tastes good too;-). I'm off to check your space now!

Hey Sunita,thank you :-)

Sri said...

This is my first visit to ur blog. Looks great dear :-)
By the way,I will surely try out this recipe...looks very yummy :-))

TBC said...

Sri, welcome & thanks!I appreciate your kind words :-)

Kajal said...


I will definitely try this recipe it is very easy and I think taste because of yogurt. Looks yummy...:)))

TBC said...

Thanks, Kajal.

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