This dish is very popular in North Karnataka. The cucumber that is available there is very ideal to prepare this side dish. I bought the vegetable when I visited Hubli in Feb and here is the recipe.
Time Required: 20 Minutes
4 North Karnataka Cucumbers
1tbsp Masala Pudi
½ tsp Chili Powder
¼ Cup grated fresh Coconut
1tbsp Grated Jaggery
1tsp Mustard Seeds
Few Curry Leaves
½ tsp Turmeric Powder
Few sprigs of Coriander leaves, chopped finely
Salt to taste
Chop the Cucumbers with skin into roundels. Heat Oil and add Mustard Seeds, and when they splutter add Turmeric Powder, Curry Leaves and the Cucumber.
Sauté for a minute.
Add Masala Pudi, Chili Powder, Jaggery, Salt and mix well. Add ¼ Cup water and close the vessel and cook on low flame for a minute or two.
Open the lid and mix well. Add Coconut and mix. Remove to a serving bowl.
Serve hot with Indian Bread or plain Rice.