cucumber idli recipe | taushe idli | southe kaayi sihi kadubu


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cucumber idli recipe | taushe idli | southe kaayi sihi kadubu with detailed photo and video recipe. a traditional and a healthy sweet idli recipe made with cucumber grate, coconut and jaggery. it hails from the south indian cuisine, particularly from the popular and flavorful south canara or udupi region. it is made especially for the morning breakfast during the festival seasons, but can also be served as a snack or as a dessert for any part of the meal.
taushe idlicucumber idli recipe | taushe idli | southe kaayi sihi kadubu with step by step photo and video recipe. idli recipes are a common choice for many indians and particularly to the south indians. it is generally made with a combination of rice and urad and savoured with choice of different spicy and tangy chutney. however, this recipe of cucumber idli recipe is unique as it made with the combination of rice, coconut and jaggery to yield a sweet taste idli recipe.

well, to be honest, i am not a big fan of cucumber idli recipe, and hence it took me so long to post it. the major reason i do not like about this recipe is the sweet taste it has to offer. i personally do not like sweet based breakfast recipes and i use avoid when my mother use to make it for our morning breakfast. having said that, you may also prepare a savoury version of it. i do not make the savoury version frequently, but i do not avoid it either like the sweet counterpart. this is just my preferences about the sweet breakfast options, but there are many like it that way. in other words, your preference should not demotivate you to try this and experience it. you may never know and you may completely like it as many in my family like this sweet idli recipe.

cucumber idli recipe

furthermore, some more additional tips, suggestions and variations to the sweet cucumber idli recipe. firstly, the recipe tastes great with the green cucumber and avoid using other variants of it. particularly, avoid using the lebanese cucumber or zuchini which may spoil the taste of this sweet idli. secondly, i have prepared this recipe with banana leaf cover which is optional. if you do not have access to it, you may avoid it and use the idli stand for the same. but banana leaves add a lot of freshness and flavour to the recipe. lastly, you may serve the sweet idli with any choice of chutney recipes. it is not necessary you have to serve the chutney with savoury idlis.

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cucumber idli recipe | taushe idli | southe kaayi sihi kadubu

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Soaking Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 6 idli
AUTHOR: HEBBARS KITCHEN
Course: Breakfast, idli
Cuisine: karnataka
Keyword: cucumber idli recipe
Calories: 213kcal
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easy cucumber idli recipe | taushe idli | southe kaayi sihi kadubu

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 cup rice
  • ½ cup jaggery
  • ½ cup coconut, grated
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ghee / clarified butter, for serving

Instructions

  • firstly, take a large cucumber and grate full.
  • squeeze off the juice. keep cucumber and juice aside.
  • in a large bowl soak 1 cup rice for 3 hours or overnight.
  • drain off the water and transfer to a mixi.
  • add ½ cup jaggery and ½ cup coconut.
  • also, add cucumber juice and blend to a coarse paste.
  • make sure to add cucumber juice in batches, else the batter may turn watery.
  • add grated cucumber and ¼ tsp salt to the batter.
  • mix well making sure everything is well combined.
  • add cucumber juice as required to adjust the consistency of the batter.
  • now take a large piece of banana leaf and grease with ghee.
  • pour 2 ladleful of batter and fold the banana leaf.
  • make sure the batter is well sealed without overflowing.
  • now steam the idli for 25 minutes or until it is cooked completely.
  • finally, enjoy cucumber idli with ghee or with honey.
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how to make taushe idli with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, take a large cucumber and grate full.
  2. squeeze off the juice. keep cucumber and juice aside.
  3. in a large bowl soak 1 cup rice for 3 hours or overnight.
  4. drain off the water and transfer to a mixi.
  5. add ½ cup jaggery and ½ cup coconut.
  6. also, add cucumber juice and blend to a coarse paste.
  7. make sure to add cucumber juice in batches, else the batter may turn watery.
  8. add grated cucumber and ¼ tsp salt to the batter.
  9. mix well making sure everything is well combined.
  10. add cucumber juice as required to adjust the consistency of the batter.
  11. now take a large piece of banana leaf and grease with ghee.
  12. pour 2 ladleful of batter and fold the banana leaf.
  13. make sure the batter is well sealed without overflowing.
  14. now steam the idli for 25 minutes or until it is cooked completely.
  15. finally, enjoy cucumber idli with ghee or with honey.
    cucumber idli recipe

notes:

  • firstly, make sure to squeeze the juice of cucumber well and use that juice for grinding.
  • also, if you like savoury cucumber idli, then you can add green chilli, ginger skipping jaggery.
  • additionally, if you do not have access to banana leaf, then you can steam in idli stand.
  • finally, cucumber idli / cucumber sihi kadubu tastes great when prepared in summer as cucumber acts as a body coolant.

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