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Monday, November 3, 2008

Southekayi(Cucumber) Kadubu / Mullusouthe Kottige

2 cups White Rice
3 tsp grated Coconut
8 - 10 cups chopped Cucumber
1 - 2 tsp Butter(Optional)
Salt to taste
15 - 20 Banana leaves

Soak rice in water for about 3-4 hrs. Grind soaked rice, grated coconut coarsely by adding little amount of water and keep it aside.

Take each banana leaf and place it over the flame for few seconds. Wipe it properly using one cotton cloth and keep it aside. Peel the cucumber, remove the seeds and chop it into small pieces as shown in the picture below.
Put butter, chopped cucumber, rice batter together and mix well.
Take little amount of this batter and spread it over the banana leaf as shown in the picture below.

Fold the banana leaf as shown in the picture below.

Fold both the sides of banana leaf and place it in a cooker conatainer / traditional steamer upside down as shown in the picture below.
Steam cook for about 15-20 mins in high flame and another 15-20 mins in medium flame. (For pressure cooker: Don't put the weight, place one steel glass over the weight stand).

Let it cool down a bit before you serve them. Serve them hot along with ghee and any kind of Sambar or Chutney. The above mentioned ingredients will serve 15-20 Southekayi Kadubus.

Suvarnagadde Bendi / Elephant Yam Curry

1/4 medium sized Elephant Yam / Suvarnagadde
3/4 cup grated Coconut
Pinch of Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Chilly powder
1/4 tsp Tamarind Juice
Large grape sized Jaggary
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
3 - 4 Curry leaves
1 tsp Oil


Remove the outer skin of yam and cut it into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Add chopped yam, chilly powder, turmeric powder, tamarind juice, jaggary, salt, water in a pressure cooker and cook. (2-3 whistles) Grind grated coconut into smooth paste by adding sufficient amount of water. Add this ground coconut to a vessel containing cooked yam, mix well and bring it to boil. Add salt and water if required.
Add mustard seeds and oil in a pan. Once it starts spluttering add curry leaves and then add it to Bendi. It goes well with any kind of Rottis.