How to make Bollari Barthad -

Typical of Coorg, this Mangalore cucumber curry is simply delicious

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Cucumber (खीरा), Coconut Scraped

Cuisine : Karnataka

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Bollari Barthad

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Karnataka cuisine comprises of many vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes that are full of flavour and taste. It is one of the oldest surviving cuisines and its origins can be traced back to the Iron Age. 
The varieties in Karnataka cuisine have influenced the neighbouring states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Maharashtra. The cuisine also reflects influences from these four neighbouring states on its food habits. 
Being a coastal state, coconut is grown in abundance. Needless to say coconut in its various forms like oil, milk, fresh and dried coconut is put to excellent use in its cuisine.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Bollari Barthad Recipe

  • Cucumber 2 medium

  • Coconut Scraped 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 1 tablespoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 2-3 cloves

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Coconut scraped 1/4 cup


Step 1

Halve the cucumbers and scoop out the seeds.

Step 2

Cut it into two inch pieces without peeling.

Step 3

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt and allow them to marinate for twelve to fifteen minutes.

Step 4

Dissolve jaggery in a quarter cup of water and keep aside.

Step 5

Heat oil in a non stick kadai and add mustard seeds.

Step 6

As they splutter, add garlic and sauté for a minute.

Step 7

dd onions and sauté until golden brown.

Step 8

Add curry leaves and marinated cucumber.

Step 9

Add jaggery water, stir and cook for eight to ten minutes on medium heat.

Step 10

Check for seasoning and serve garnished with coconut.

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