Recipe for Cucumber Sasive – Easy Cucumber Curry in Mustard Sauce
Continuing with our Karanataka Cuisine series this month, here’s a really quick cucumber ‘curry’ if you may call it that. It’s my kind of curry in a hurry. Goes perfectly with rice, and the mustard seeds ground into the spice paste give the mild cucumber a really good fiery kick. It is the kind of p
For spice paste
For tempering
  1. Peel the cucumber and chop into large chunks and finely mince in food processor or using knife and chopping board. If there are too many seeds then scoop them out before chopping. If not, then leave them in.
  2. Whisk the yogurt well in a medium bowl. Add the minced cucumber to this.
  3. Using a mixer, in the chutney jar, grind all the ingredients for the spice paste using upto 1/4 cup water, to a fine paste.
  4. Add this to the bowl of cucumber and yogurt, along with salt and mix well.
  5. Heat the oil in a small tempering ladle or saucepan. Add the dried chilli, curry leaves, cumin seeds and add the pinch of asafoetida. Once cumin starts spluttering, transfer over the sasive in the bowl.
  6. Serve with steaming hot rice.
Recipe Notes

Karnataka Menu:.

Steamed rice.

Pineapple Gojju.

Mysore rasam.

Chana Gassi.

Cucumber Sasive.

Yogurt / Dahi.



This post is part of the project called ‘theKitchenDivas’ which will have a theme going for each month, wherein we will try to do a post a week. The theme for January 2015 is Karnataka Cuisine.

You can find more Traditional Recipes from Karnataka by #TheKichenDivas.

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