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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. ๐Ÿ™‚


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

Toย Temper:

Coconut oil: 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds: 1 tsp

Urad Dal: 1 tsp

Curry Leaves: ย 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 edย pasteย 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 This is my chance to introduce myself. I am Parvathi, the author/owner of this space. I blog here about recipes that are simple yet tasty. I try to improvise on recipes without compromising on taste. Cooking is my passion. Though I am not very perfect, I love the imperfections and as they say โ€œthereโ€™s always scope of betterโ€. I like to follow that. I believe thereโ€™s a story for each recipe and the way it is developed. Also creativity is the secret ingredient of cooking. My inspiration for cooking comes from my mom. As cliched as it sounds, for me she is the best cook. ๐Ÿ™‚ Cooking for me is a stress buster. Hoping this space help you too whip some amazing dishes and earn praises from your loved ones. Gmail: Instagram: foodaterian Twitter:

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