How To Make South Indian-Style Cucumber Chutney – NDTV Food

November 23, 2022

Cucumber is one of the common foods in Indian kitchens. It is low in calories and brimming with hydrating properties. As per health experts, cucumber has more than 90 percent water content and helps keep dehydration at bay. And what we love the most about cucumber is that it is quite versatile and can be a part of various recipes. You can have it as is or make salad and sabzi out of it. In fact, we also love making juice and smoothie with cucumber. If you thought the versatility of cucumber is limited to this, then you are absolutely mistaken. We have found another amazing recipe that will make cucumber yet more delicious for all. It is called cucumber chutney.

An Indian meal seems incomplete without chutney. And we love having it as a side dish with rice, roti and paratha. If you explore, you will find chutney following no strict recipe. In fact, each region has unique chutney recipes to offer. Then there are experimental chutney recipes, we love trying at home – cucumber chutney being one of those. This particular cucumber chutney recipe gets a South Indian spin to it. Let’s find out the recipe.

(Also Read: 5 Chutney Recipes You Can Prepare In 10 Minutes Or Less)


You can make cucumber chutney to complement your meals. Photo: iStock

How To Make Cucumber Chutney At Home:

You can make cucumber chutney to complement your meals. Photo: iStock
To start with, grate cucumber and keep it aside. Then fry green chilli, chana dal, urad dal in oil and cool down completely. Then transfer these ingredients to a mixer grinder and add cumin, salt and garlic to it. Grind into a fine paste.

Add a portion of the grated cucumber to the mix, along with some tamarind pulp and grind. Now transfer this cucumber mix to a bowl and add the grated portion to it. Add some salt and chopped coriander leaves to it.

Temper some mustard seeds and cumin seeds with whole red chilli, curry leaves and hing and pour on the chutney and serve.

Click here for the step-by-step recipe of cucumber chutney. 

Sounds so refreshing; isn’t it? So what are you waiting for? Try out this recipe and make your meal a delicious affair!

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