Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Stuffed Cucumber Rice

Serving: 4


Cucumber: 1lb
Sona Masoori Rice: 2 cup

Channa dal: 1tsp
Urad dal: 1/2 tsp
Dhaniya: 1tsp
Jeera: 1/2tsp
Cinnamon: 1/4"
Clove: 2
Coconut: 5tsp
Red chilies: 2
Sambar Powder: 1 1/2tsp
Chopped coriander: 5tsp
Turmaric powder: 1/4 tsp

Mustered seeds:1/2 tsp
Jeera: 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves: 6
Ashifotida: one pinch
Oil: 2 tbs


Take a pan and dry fry Channa dal, urad dal, cinnamon, clove, dhaniya, red chilies, jeera, coconut. Make powder with above roasted ingredients, salt and sambar powder.

Cut cucumber into whole 1 1/2" each piece, In one cucumber make 3 pieces slit each piece twice to fill masala(like stuffed brinjal). Fill masala in each cucumber(use half masala powder)

In a pressure cooker prepare seasoning add washed rice and 5 cups of water. when the rice starts boiling add remaining masala powder and keep all stuffed cucumber horizontally, close the lid and pressure cook the rice.

When the cooked gets cool transfer the rice to a serving dish and garnish with chopped coriander.

Note: cucumber must be thin and short around 4 to 5"( Indian cucumber)