This is a traditional kannada dish made of raw cucumber. Some call it hasi gojju. It is called kairasa in our family. Here is the recipe:

Prep. Time: 20 mins
Serves: 2


Cucumber: 1 medium sized
Tamarind paste: 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

To grind:
Jaggery (powdered): 2 tblspn
Coconut (grated): 4 tblspn
Channa dal: 2 tblspn
Methi seeds: 1/2 tsp
Red chillies: 4-5 nos

To temper:
Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves: a sprig
Oil: 1 tblspn
Asafoetida: a pinch
Turmeric powder: a pinch


Peel the skin of the cucumber and chop it into minute pieces. 
The fastest way for me is to hold it vertical and chop several times parallely and then parallely by turning 90 degrees :))
Roast the ingredients for grinding (except jaggery) and grind into a semi
 coarse powder. 
In a bowl take the chopped cucumber, tamarind paste, salt, the ground powder and mix well.
(Since cucumber has a lot of water content already, you will not need additional water. But you can add more water as per the consistency you desire.)
To this, add the tempered ingredients and serve. 
It goes well with rice or as an accompaniment.

I am sending this entry to AFAM: cucumber hosted by Neha of easyandtastyrecipes and started by Maheshwari of Beyond the usual


Karthik said...

gr8 job sweety.

Neha said...

Hey this looks nice. And the word spicy with cucumber is tempting me to try it..
Thanx for sending...

Anu said...

Hi Vidhya,

Wonderful recipe. Nice to hear kannada words :) You have a cute blog with delicious recipes!

This is Anu from My Scrawls. Do visit my blog in ur free time. Would be happy to receive your comments :)

Vidya said...

@Kar: Thanks!! :)

@Neha: Thanks Neha, do try, its one of my favorites and hey gud luck with the AFAM hosting :)

@Anu: Thanks Anu! Your blog is very nice too...quilling work is awesome!