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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Southekayi(Yellow Cucumber) Tambli

1 cup chopped Tender Yellow Cucumber / Ele Mangalore Southekayi
1 cup grated Coconut
1 Green Chilly
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1 cup fresh Buttermilk / Curd / Yogurt
Salt to taste
1 - 2 Red Chilly pieces
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
3 - 4 Curry leaves
1 tsp Oil

Peel the yellow cucumber, remove the inner part and cut it into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below.

Grind grated coconut into medium smooth paste by adding sufficient amount of water.(If it is frozen coconut, use hot water while grinding.) Add chopped yellow cucumber, cumin seeds, green chilly and grind them together into smooth paste.  Add this ground coconut to a vessel. Add buttermilk, salt to the same vessel and mix. (If it is yogurt/curd, put it in a mixer for few seconds before adding it to tambli.)
Add mustard seeds, red chilly pieces, oil in a pan and heat. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and add it to tambli. Mix well before serving. It goes well with rice.