Friday, July 20, 2012

Southe Bajji/Southekai Chutney/Cucumber Chutney

I have mentioned here about my mom-in-law's chutney's. She is an expert in making different kinds of chutney. This is one of the many varieties of chutney she prepares. Bajji is a Tulu word for gojju.

This is a very simple chutney with just 4 ingredients & can be prepared in less than 5 mins! A great side dish for rice, dosa, idli or rotti!

Preparation Time: Max 5 mins
Cooking Time: 2 mins

Ingredients: (Serves 2-3)
For the chutney:
Cucumber peeled & chopped: Around 1 cup (refer notes)
Grated coconut: 3/4th cup, fresh or frozen
Lemon juice: 3/4th to 1 tsp
Green chillies: 3-4 nos
Salt: According to taste

For tempering:
Oil: 1 tsp
Mustard seeds: 1/4th tsp
Urad dal: 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves: 3-4 nos

Mix all the ingredients mentioned for the chutney. Add little water & make a coarse paste of it. Chutney should not be very fine! Adjust the salt. Scoop it out to a bowl. 
Prepare the tempering. Add oil in a small sauce pan. When oil is hot, throw in mustard seeds, followed by urad dal & curry leaves. When leaves wilt, pour in the tempering over the chutney prepared. 
Mix well & serve it with plain rice, idli or dosa!

If cucumber is ripened, discard the seeds of the cucumber & then use it, otherwise use as is!


  1. We make a version where the finely chopped cucumber is mixed in the ground coconut chutney which we call saasuve and is eaten wid rice ...This seems very easy...

  2. innovative and awesome chutney.

  3. This is a cool chutney... At our house we add lots and lots of butter milk to it and serve it as cold soup in summer.

  4. Very tasty and comforting looking chutney.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. Very tasty and comforting looking chutney.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Simple & lip smacking chutney!!!Loved ur version..And thank u for your kind wishes on my blog Sushma...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  7. Haven't heard of chutney with cucumber. super refreshing.. wish you could link it to
    Serve It - Blended

  8. Cool cucumber for summer..beautiful photo

  9. This is really interesting…

  10. Healthy and yummy chutney,luks delicious...



Thanks for visiting 'Savi-Ruchi'. I would try my best to update the blog with new & interesting recipes.
Hope you had nice time in my blog & feel free to share your comments.
Visit Again!!

Featured Post

Noodles and Vegetables with Honey Ginger Sauce

Am I the only one who crave for noodles when sick with cold and sore throat? I love this noodles with honey-ginger sauce and it is perfe...