Kakadi Kanichi Shak

Today is second Saturday of Shravan so I have prepared a Kakadi Kanichi Shak i.e hot and sweet coconut milk curry of a large cucumber.

It tastes amazing when eaten along with rice.



Ingredients required are:

  • Kakadi Tawase (large green peel cucumber)
  • Coconut milk
  • Rice flour – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric – half tsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Jeera – 1 tsp
  • Sugar – 2-3 tsp
  • Green chilli crushed 1-2 nos.
Process:
 
1. Peel the kakadi with a peeler and cut equal sizes portions.
 

 

 
 
2. Place the cut kakadi in a cooker vessel and put salt, turmeric as well as jeera. Place the cooker vessel in the pressure cooker and let the kakadi cook for 4 whistles that is approx. 10-12 mins.
 

 

 

 
 
3. While the kakadi is being cooked you can make the coconut milk by churning little bit of water with grated coconut in a mixer. Then strain the coconut milk from a sieve that milk is called thick coconut milk. Now pour some more water from the sieved coconut to make a thin coconut milk.
If you find this process really tiring then use ready made coconut milk 2 cartons. For thin coconut milk just add some water.
 
4. Now in an utensil or kadai mix the cooked kakadi and thin coconut milk along with some rice flour. Let all this cook for 5 mins on medium flame till the rice flour is completely cooked.
 

 

 
 
5.  Add grated green chilli and thick coconut milk once the cooked rice flour has given a nice homogenous look to the shak. Remember don’t bring the Kakadi Kanichi Shak to boil, just let the shak shimmer for 2-3 mins on low flame.
 
Finally your Kakadi Kanichi Shak is ready!!!

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