Mangalore Cucumber Koddel Recipe

Mangalore Cucumber as the very name indicates is a variety of cucumber grown in places in and around Mangalore. Called Magge in Konkani, it can be enjoyed raw or cooked in a variety of ways.

Ingredients :

  • 250 gms Mangalore cucumber cut into bite sized pieces with the skin.
  • Half of a medium sized coconut grated
  • 6 Byadgi chillies roasted
  • 6 Guntur chillies roasted
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 25 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsps coconut oil (or oil of choice)
  • Salt

Method :
Pressure cook the Cucumber to two whistles with a little salt.
Grind the coconut, roasted red chillies and tamarind to a smooth paste. Add it to the cooked cucumber . Adjust salt and add enough water to make it to a gravy like consistency. Heat 3 tbsps oil. Add the garlic and roast to a rich golden brown. Season the koddel with it and boil well. Keep aside and allow to infuse for about half an hour before serving.

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