Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Indian Yellow Cucumber/ Dosakai/ Magekai Curry

Magekaayi/ Dosa kai is one of the very common veggies in my native. Usually people grow this veggie in bulk ( in 100s) during the summer and store for rainy season. There are lots of dishes can be prepared using this veggie..  Magekai is one of my all time favorite veggies and I like every dish prepared using this veggie. Thank god my  husband likes this veggie too.. As we know, preparing sambar/curry doesnt take much time and we usually use Toor dall for preparation. But, here I am not using any Dal and remaining steps are as same as any other sambars. Give it a try. Have fun..

Preparation time: 20 min
Servings: 3

  • 1 medium size Yellow Cucumber cubed ( do not peel off, remove seeds)
  • 1 1/2 cup freshly grated or dessicated Coconut
  • 1/2 Lemon size Tamarind
  • 1 1/4 tsp whole Coriander
  • 1 tsp Cumin / Jeera
  • 1/4 tsp Methi / Fenugreek Seeds
  • 4-5 Red Chilies ( to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Generous pinch of Hing

For Tempering:
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 3 cloves Garlic sliced
  • 2 spring Curry leaves..

  • Cook the chopped yellow Cucumber in water for 5 mins( half cooked).
  • In the mean while, roast red Chilies, Coriander , Cumin and Methi seeds in a 1/2 tsp Oil.
  • Then grind the roasted ingredients with Coconut, Tamarind, Turmeric and Hing( I used powder hing so didnt fry it. If you are using solid hing, roast it with other dry ingredients) with some water.
  • Add ground mixture to half cooked yellow Ccucumber. Add salt to taste. Cook for another 15 on a medium flame.
  • Temper with Mustard seeds, Garlic and Curry leaves.
  • Serve with Rice.


  1. Never tried Magekayi curry without lentils! Superb recipe dear..

  2. Thank you Vani...Try it once..You will like it..

  3. this is new to me...never tried curry or any recipe with this veg, looks super good and a wonderful recipe too...bookmarked!

  4. thank you Sangi..Lots of dishes can be made from this super delicious veggie:)

  5. Hi..curry looks delicious...Following uuuuuu..

  6. Wonderful looking dish, looks fantastic.

  7. Delicious and nutritious curry...
    Its first time here i am happy to follow u dear...

  8. thanks you all. @ Gayatri thank you for joining my site..You can see me in your list :)

  9. I want to know receipt of mogekayi huli. Please share

  10. I want to know receipt of mogekayi huli. Please share