Friday, December 24, 2010

Southekayi Palya - Cucumber Bhaji

Wishing all my readers a very Merry Christmas and the bestest (as M says) wishes for a happy, healthy 2011!

Simple things are sometimes the best. Like this cucumber bhaji. Quick to prepare and goes with rotis or rice-sambar or some rice and yogurt.

Southekayi Palya


2 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded and diced
1 tbsp coconut gratings
salt to taste

mustard seeds
urad dal
2 dried red chilies, broken
1 tsp oil
curry leaves


Heat oil and pop in mustard seeds and urad dal. Once the mustard seeds crackle, add asafoetida, turmeric, red chilies and sauté for a few seconds.
Add curry leaves, the diced cucumber and salt. Sauté for a minute or two.
Cover and cook on medium until soft.
Finish with coconut shreds.


Kurinji said...

New to me and looks nice!!!

Paaka Shaale said...

Palya superagide!!! Great shot as well :)

Priya said...

Fabulous looking Bhaji..Wishing u a happy xmas and a happy new year dear..

Kannada Cuisine said...

Ah! the cucumbers are cooked! that is new to me.. we make the kosambari not this palya..bookmarking it right away.
And happy new year to you and ur family :)

Jisha said...

looks yummyy!!

Cham said...

I never cooked with the usual cucumber, looks simple and awesome ur pict!
Merry Christmas to u and ur little family!

Vani said...

Thanks for the comments and the greetings for X'mas!

aipi said...

Sounds and looks superb!

Sanjeeta kk said...

Like the reshness of the veggies in the recipe. Lovely color.

Bong Mom said...

Happy New Year to you and your gorgeous family, dear Vani. The bestest for you always.
It snowed like crazy here and the roads are still a mess. Think of us in your warm Chennai ;-)

TBC said...

Here's wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous 2011, Vani.

Vani said...

Thanks for the comments and wishes!