Maharashtrian Style Kakdichi Amti (Cucumber Gravy Recipe)
A comforting bowl of luscious gravy made from ground coconut curry stewed with chopped cucumber.
Maharashtrian Style Kakdichi Amti (Cucumber Gravy Recipe) is an interesting gravy that is made with chunks of cucumber which is stewed in a ground coconut curry. It is a traditional recipe from maharashtra which has a well balanced flavor of sweetness and sourness in the curry. There is no dal used in this Amti recipe but traditionally most of them contain dal to make a luscious gravy. The recipe is simple and the richness is because of freshly grated coconut.
If you are looking for more Maharashtrian recipes here are some:
- 1 Cucumber , chopped into medium cubes
- 2 Green Chillies , sliced
- 1/2 cup Tamarind Water
- 1 pinch Sugar
- Salt , to taste
- 2 tablespoons Ghee Paste to Grind
- 1/2 cup Fresh coconut
- 1 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
- 1 teaspoon Rice
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
How to make Maharashtrian Style Kakdichi Amti (Cucumber Gravy Recipe)
To begin making the Maharashtrian Style Kakdichi Amti grind all the ingredients to form a paste. Keep it aside.
Heat a pan with ghee, add chillies and saute them till they soften. Add cucumber and saute for 2 more minutes.
Add about 1 ½ cup of water and boil the cucumber for about 5 minutes. Once done add the ground spice paste along with tamarind water and cook them again till the gravy thickens.
Add sugar and salt and adjust according to your palate Do not boil the amti once the salt is added.