I don’t know exactly why this particular vegetable is called as “Mangalore cucumber“. I had an assumption that probably this veggie is grown only in Udupi-Mangalore region, hence the name. But to my astonishment I get this so called Mangalore cucumber or yellow cucumber here in UAE, that too grown locally. So I am still curious about the name !!!!
Believe me this yellow cucumber is amazing as it finds it’s use in all varieties of side dishes that are prepared in Udupi like peel it’s skin and make chutney, cube it’s rind to make curry or stir fry, scoop out it’s seeds to make rasam or tambli. You can refer my earlier posts of peel chutney and mangalore cucumber seeds rasam to recreate the same magic at your homes.
Today I am sharing the traditional way of making Mangalore cucumber stir fry using ground masala of coconut and cumin. Half inch length sliced yellow cucumber is seasoned, cooked with salt and jaggery then followed by topping it with ground coconut masala. Though the process seems so simple, taste is not so.. Mildly spiced yellow cucumber dry curry with flavor of cumin and appealing color makes you lick your fingers for sure. Serve it as side dish with rice-rasam or chapati. Seals the deal in either way. Go through the recipe of Mangalore cucumber stir fry now.
Meet you all with one more interesting recipe. Till then bye.