After Dhal I am back with another recipe using Melon Cucumber. Its very easy and simple to prepare. Melon Cucumber Chutney. One of the chutney recipes which goes very well with hot rice. I like this chutney because of its tangy taste. The best part is that it doesn’t demand frying of the vegetable. Yes Raw vegetable is added in this chutney.
Now without delaying further lets get into the recipe preparation
Melon Cucumber : 1
Tamarind : Gooseberry sized (You can adjust according to the sourness of Melon Cucumber)
Methi Seeds : ½ tbsp.
Red Chillies : 6-7
Oil : 1 spoon
Asafoetida : A pinch
Salt : According to Taste
Dice the cucumber into small cubes.
Ensure that the cucumber doesn’t taste bitter. Check the taste even at the center of the cucmber because sometimes it tastes good outside and tastes bitter where the seeds concentrate
Soak Tamarinid in very little water and extract the pulp
Heat one spoon of oil and fry Methi seeds and Red chillies. Switch off the stove and then sprinkle Asafoetida.
Now grind this along with Tamarind pump, diced cucumber,salt
Make sure the chutney is coarse in consistency otherwise it becomes watery
Temper it mustard, cumin seeds and curry leaves
(This post was written by Krishna Kumari)