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Mangalore Cucumber Curry:

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Traditionally we call this as Sauthe kai Huli menasina Koddel. Literal translation of this is, Sauthe kai means sambar cucumber, Huli is tamarind, menasu is chilli, koddel is sambar or curry. It is basically sambar cucumber or coloured cucumber curry with raw masala of fresh coconut flavoured with non-roasted masala. Here we only use fresh coconut, Byadagi red chillies, tamarind as a main ingredient and after boiling garlic seasoning is added by using coconut oil. To get authentic taste, one should use coconut oil and fresh grated coconut for this curry.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsDinner, Lunch
CuisineSouth Indian
Servings 5


  • Coloured cucumber – 1
  • Salt
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tea spoon
  • Fresh coconut – 1 bowl
  • Red Byadagi chillies – 2 to 3 or more.
  • Tamarind – goose berry size
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tea spoon
  • For seasoning:
  • Coconut oil – 1 table spoon
  • Mustard – 1 tea spoon
  • Red chilli – 1
  • Curry leaves – 2 springs
  • Garlic – 10 cloves crushed


  • Wash Mangalore/Coloured/sambar cucumber.Chop off 2 ends, slice in to 4 pieces and remove inner core (seed part) and chop into bite size pieces.
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  • Check now for the taste. If it is bitter in taste, soak the pieces in plain water for 5 minutes,discard the water and proceed. If cucumber tastes good, no need to soak in water and you can directly proceed in cooking.
  • Cook these pieces in sufficient amount of water. Add salt and red chilli powder as well. In the meantime, grind masala by putting coconut, tamarind, red chillies and turmeric.
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  • When cucumber is cooked, add ground masala adjust the consistency and boil.When mixture boils nicely, switch off the gas.
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To maintain authentic taste,
-use fresh coconut, Coconut oil.
-Retain outer skin of garlic and crush.
-Inner core or seed can used in couple of recipes.
-Core is high in protien and very nutritious.

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shrikripa uppangala
shrikripa uppangala

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