CUCUMBERS!! This is one Fruit that we have in abundance in japan. Enjoy eating it with dips, salads, and mainly love it eating it my way! I love it as a spicy curried veggie. I keep altering my recipe according to my moods. So will share with u the basic most recipe which is a extream combination of Cool cucumber with Red hot chilies. . Try and make it just at the time u want to eat, it tastes much better.
Also i m sending this recipe to AFAM ,A Fruit A Month, started by Maheshwari of Beyond the usual, and Neha of easyandtastyrecipes who's hosting this event for the month. This event ends on 2nd April so u will surely get a amazing roundup of this cool fruit with loads of options.
3-4 cucumbers cut in your desired shape
1tsp Mustard seeds
3-4 Whole dry red chillies
1/2 tsp asofedita
1/2 tsp Turmeric pwd
1tsp Sambhar masala
Few curry leaves
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, as they crackle add hing and curry leaves. As the aroma spreads, add the chopped cucumbers sand saute well. Add salt and turmeric pwd to it. Cover and cook for about 5 min. Add the sambhar masala and stir until masala coats evenly. Cook covered until the cucumbers are tender and aroma of sambhar masala spreads. (if the veggie starts sticking to the pan add little water to it.)