Southe kaayi Huli / / Madras cucumber Sambar

250 gms Madras cucumber/ Mangalore southekaayi/ magge
1 onion cut into big chunks
2 drumsticks cut into 2 inch pieces1/2cup cooked toor dal
1 tomato
2 tblsp huli pudi
3 tblsp fresh grated coconut
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves

3 tsp oil
2 tsp mustard
Curry leaves
Pinch of hing


  • Wash and cut the cucumber into big chunks ,add little salt and 1 cup water and cook with onions in cooker till it become tender 
  • Cook drumsticks separately outside
  • Grind coconut and huli powder into a fine paste
  • Transfer the cooked cucumber,onion cooked dal ,in a vessel,add the masala,salt and water to adjust the consistency
  • Boil it for 5 mins,add the chopped coriander leaves and turn off the flame
  • Temper with the mentioned ingredients and serve hot with rice and papad
For the huli pudi recipe click here

You can substitute cucumber  with ash gourd,drumstick, yellow pumpkin, potato,beans,raddish  with onion or any other veggies  of your choice.


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