I got this recipe from Sushma's blog. I prepare this atleast once in fortnight. It is now in our 'fav' list. You have to just visit Sushma for the yummy recipe. She has used Winter melon and I substituted it for Cucumber!.
1 big Old Cucumber (Peel and Chop, deseed the cucumber)
1/2 coconut grated (about1.5 cups fresh/frozen)
3-4 red chillies
1 tsp jeerige/cumin
2.5 tsp dhania/coriander seeds
1/4th tsp methi seeds/fenugreek seeds
1 tbsp thick tamarind extract
jaggery (1 medium grape size)
salt according to taste
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
6 curry leaves
a pinch of asafoetida/hing
coriander leaves (for garneshing)
1.Season the vegetable in a vessel you intend to make sambar. Add chopped cucumber pieces, 1 cup of water and cook the cucumber.
2.Meanwhile roast cumin, coriander, fenugreek, redchillies separately on a hot pan. Let them cool
3.Grind the cumin, coriander,fenugreek, redchillies with fresh grated coconut to a smooth paste.
4.Add this to cooked cucumber, add little more water if required, salt, tamarind juice, and jaggery.
5.Bring to boil. Taste the Koddel before you switch off the stove.
Southekayi Koddel is my entry for AFAM-Cucumber hosted by Neha of Tasty Recipes. AFAM was the brain child of Maheshwari of Beyond the usual blog.