Cucumber Puppu

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 250 g - red gram dal
  • 2 - cucumber (medium size)
  • Tamarind small lime size
  • For seasoning:
  • 2 - red chillies
  • 2 - green chillies
  • 1- onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard
  • A pinch - asafetida
  • A few - curry leaves

How to Make Cucumber Puppu

  • Peel the cucumber and cut into small pieces. Steam the cucumber and red gram dal separately in a pressure cooker.
  • Soak tamarind for 15 to 20 minutes in minimum water and strain the juice.
  • Blend the steamed cucumber and dal thoroughly. Make certain that there are no lumps seen.
  • Place a kadai on the stove, pour required amount of oil and season with mustard, cumin seeds, onion, curry leaves, red, green chillies and asafoetida.
  • To the seasoning, add tamarind extract and cucumber dal blend.
  • Add salt and leave it to boil for 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with rice or chapatti.