Cucumber idli.

Cucumber idli is a traditional Konkani delicacy which is served with fresh home made butter. Chutney is generally avoided as it would mask the fragrance of the cucumber.


250 gms Idli rava ( rice rava)

1/2 cup coconut grated

2 small cucumbers grated

5 green chillies or more as per taste

2 inch piece of ginger

Pieces of turmeric leaves



Soak the idli rava for half an hour. Grind the ginger, green chillies, coconut and grated cucumber coarsely. Add the rice rava and grind in pulse mode till the rava and coconut mixture is blended. Do not blend till smooth. The batter has to be slightly coarse. Tip into a vessel add salt and mix well. Grease the idli mould or cups with coconut oil. Place a small piece of turmeric leaf to fit into the mould. Pour the batter into the cup to fill it halfway through. Similarly finish off with the remaining batter. Keep a boiler or idli cooker ready and steam the idlis for fifteen to twenty minutes. A knife inserted into the idli should come out clean. Remove, allow to cool for around five minutes and de mould. Serve with butter.

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