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                            VELLIRIKKAI THOGAYAL
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Sauces                           Vegetarian
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       lg           Cucumber
    3       tb           Sesame oil
    1       t            Black mustard seeds
    1       t            Urad dal, white
      1/2   ts           Methi (fenugreek)
    2                    Dried red chillies
      1/2   tb           Tamcon paste
    1       pn           Hing
                         Salt -- to taste
   Peel cucumber, slit into half, scoop out seeds. Slit
   into further narrow strips and cut tiny pieces as for
   kachumbar. Should not be grated as this gives no
   'bite' feel in the mouth.
   Next, warm the oil and fry all ingredients except the
   tamarind. Mustard should stop spluttering and
   dal/methi should turn brown. Drain out these fried
   spices into a blender, leaving oil behind in pan.
   Add cucumber and stir fry for two minutes, no more.
   Add tamcon to spices in blender and with half the
   cucumber run on low speed till everything looks
   coarsely ground and blended. Remove into a bowl, add
   remaining cucumber pieces and mix well.
     U15297@uicvm.bitnet (Shyamala Parameswaran)
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