Dosakaya Chutney (Yellow Cucumber Chutney)

Dosakaya chutney is a traditional south Indian chutney prepared with yellow cucumber and green chillies. This chutney can be served as a dip for any fried snacks or as a side dish. It goes very well with steamed rice and ghee.

Preparation time: 10 minutes      
Cooking time: 15 minutes      
Serves: 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients :

  1. Yellow cucumber (dosakaya): 1 small  sized (cut into pieces)
  2. Onion: 1 medium sized (cut into cubes)
  3. Tomato: 1 medium sized (cut into cubes)
  4. Green chills: 4 to 5 (according to taste)
  5. Sesame Seeds (Til): 1/2  cup
  6. Tamarind: Small lemon sized (soak in 1/4  cup of water )
  7. Oil:  2 tablespoons
  8. Curry leaves:  8 to 10
  9. Jaggary:  a small piece (optional)
  10. Salt: 1/2 teaspoon (according to taste)
  11. Turmeric: a pinch
  12. Mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal:  1 tablespoon (for tempering)

Procedure :

  1. Wash and  peel the dosakaya. Remove seeds .Taste a piece of Dosakaya to see if it is bitter (Some times Cucumbers will be bitter. If it is bitter you have to discard the Cucumber). Cut 1/2  Cucumber into medium pieces and 1/2 Cucumber into finely chopped pieces. IMG_1022
  2. Take a pan and fry Sesame Seeds till golden brown. Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool.
  3. Heat  1 Tablespoon of oil in a pan. Fry green chilies for 2 minutes.IMG_1026
  4. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil. Fry medium sized Cucumber pieces, Onion pieces, Tomato pieces separately one after another for 4 to 5 minutes stirring continuously. Switch off the flame and allow to cool.IMG_1027
  5. Take a mixie jar. Grind sesame seeds to powder.
  6. Add fried cucumber, onion, tomato, green chilies. Grind a little.
  7. Now add some salt, soaked tamarind, jaggary, a pinch of turmeric. Grind coarsely.IMG_1035
  8. Transfer the chutney  in to a bowl. Add the small sized Cucumber pieces and mix well. (No need to grind after adding finely chopped cucumber pieces.IMG_1036
  9. Take a pan. Pour 1 Teaspoon and heat . Add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Udad Dal , Curry leaves. When Mustard Seeds starts crackling remove from the fire and pour over the chutney.IMG_1038
  10. Serve the chutney along with steamed rice and Papad.IMG_1055








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