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Stuffed cucumber

for 6 servings

  • 18 pieces (2'' long) of cucumber (khira)
  • 4 tbsps oil
  • For filling
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut, grated
  • 1/2 cup moong dal, cooked crushed
  • 1/2 tbsp green chilli-ginger paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • Big pinch asafoetide
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mango powder or raw mango grated
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
Khira is a long, ridged, pale green north Indian variety of cucumber available in summer.
Cut pieces and make one slit lengthwise for stuffing.

Mix all ingredients for filling and stuff in the cucumber pieces.
Heat oil in a kadai.
Add cucumber pieces.
Cover and cook on medium heat till cucumber is cooked but tender and crisp, not over cooked.

Serve hot with parathas.