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.
2 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded and diced
1 tbsp coconut gratings
salt to taste
1 tsp oil
2 dried red chilies, broken
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 ccuumber and salt. Sauté for a minute or two.
Cover and cook on medium until soft. Add water, a tsp at a time, if required.
Finish with coconut shreds.