Posted in No onion no garlic foods, No onion no garlic side dish, South style poriyal, Vishu/ Onam Sadya Recipes

Cucumber Kuttu

Come summers and the ability to eat food decreases, we all look for some simple lunch and dinners instead of regular elaborate ones. The ones that doesn’t require much work in the kitchen and healthy too.

Cucumbers you find in abundance and is one for the best veggie to consume as it is a great coolant. So the other day, i got one and thought of making this kuttu as a side dish for chapatis. A easy to cook veggie, goes well with curd rice or plain rice too with dollops of ghee and papadam by the side. πŸ™‚


Serves: 3


Cucumber: 1 peeled and finely chopped.

Potato: 1 chopped roughly.

Carrots: 1 chopped

Green peas: a fistful

Turmeric powder: 1 tsp

Salt to taste

To Grind:

Coconut scrapped: 1/2 cup

Green chillies: 2-3 (add or less depending on the spice quotient)

Water: 2 tbsp

ToΒ Temper:

Coconut oil: 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds: 1 tsp

Urad Dal: 1 tsp

Curry Leaves: Β a spring


  1. Chop the veggies and keep aside. Pressure cook them with little water for a whistle with salt and turmeric powder.
  2. Discard the excess water if too much and add the grind edΒ pasteΒ once the pressure subsides, check for salt.
  3. Temper with ” To temper” items .
  4. Serve hot with rotis/ rice



Mix a tbsp of rice flour and add if the kuttu is too watery.



Hi, I am Kavita, the owner of this blog.There are many types of foodies; vegeterian, non vegetarian, eggeterian , so i thought foodies should be called "foodaterian". Hence the name.Like most of you, i too was an amateur cook who didn't know even the basics like how much water to be added to rice?. :) With time i have learned and would like to share and learn the recipes. Hope to get love and support from all you wonderful people. You can reach me at twitter:

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