Sunday Special Recipe 2: SoutheKayi Puli Koddel

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Sunday Special Recipe 2: SoutheKayi Puli Koddel





1 Medium sized Southekayi (Mangalore Cucumber )

For Masala:

½ Cup grated coconut

8 Red chillies

1 tbsp Corriander seeds

2 tsp Urad dal

2 tsp Chana dal

3 tsp Sesame (Til)

1 pinch Asafoetida

¼ tsp Turmeric powder


1 tsp White rice

Jaggery (Lemon sized ball )


For Seasoning:

½ tsp mustard seeds

5-6 curry leaves

3-4 tsp oil




Heat a little oil and roast red chillies, coriander seeds, urad dal, chana dal, grated coconut, rice. Dry roast Sesame separately. Grind coarsely all this together with tamarind.


Cut southekayi into 3 inches long pieces and boil the pieces along with a little water, salt and jaggery. Add masala and its water to the required thickness,  boil for a while.


Seasoning: Heat oil, add mustard seeds.When mustard seeds splutter, add curry leaves & saute till curry leaves are crisp.


Pour the seasoning over the koddel.


Serve the hot koddel with steaming rice.


Same method to be followed for Ash Gourd/ Brinjals.


Wait for next Sunday Special Recipe 3: Goli Baje


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Rajesh Prabhu, Bangalore

 Thank you udupitoday for the Sunday Special Recipe “SoutheKayi Puli Koddel”. We just came back from Udupi last Wednesday and luckily had brought Southekayi (Mangalore Cucumber) with us and my wife is anxiously preparing the Puli Koddel now as per your recipe.

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