is grown in plenty in the hilly areas and is sold not only on the roads but
also in the markets. Its common sight for the farmers themselves selling the
freshly plucked cucumbers. Also one more ingredient the turmeric leaf that is
used to give a delicious aroma to the Tousule.
is made out of rice suji or rava or wheat rava fine or thick kind, cashew nuts,
coconut and jaggary are used to create this beautiful steamed delicacy called Tousule.
announced the Magic Mingle of cucumber and walnuts I was sure I will never make
it. Then I saw Gayatri post of zucchini bread and something went click in my
head and I thought Tousule.
happens to be one of them. I made minimum quantity of 1 katori. But please let
me not put you guys off the Tousule it is amazing. Do try it
of grated cucumber, peeled and seeds removed
measure of dalia
1 measure of rava
I tbspn ghee+ some more to
1 measure of coconut
150 grms of jaggary
Cashew nuts and walnuts
A pinch of salt
Fresh turmeric leaf( I did not
have so did not use)
Pressure cooker vent removed
A big bowl for steaming
Banana leaf (optional)
Squeeze the grated cucumber and
collect the juice in a container.
In the cucumber juice, add the
jaggery and let it soak.
Heat the wok and on low flame
add the a little ghee. Fry the walnut pieces, slightly remove add the cashew
nuts and fry till golden. Set aside.
Add the dalia and stir fry on
low flame till the dalia browns slightly. Now add the rava and continue frying
till you get a lovely aroma of fried suji/rava. Remove from the flame and let
Now check the jaggary, has it
become a mushy paste? If not crush the the jaggery with your fingers. It will
be easier now.
Add the coconut, cardamom
powder, salt the cashew nuts and walnuts ( reserve a few to garnish)to the
jaggary and set aside.
Once the rava has cooled add
the rava to the jaggary mixture and let
it sit for at least ½ an hour.
After the end of the ½ hour mix
the cucumber in the mixture.
Wipe and grease a banana leaf.
Line a bowl with it.
Put enough water in the
pressure cooker place the grid in it and set to boil.
If you are using turmeric
leaves make small knotted balls out of them.
Now in the greased and lined
bowl add the prepared mixture. Insert the turmeric balls at intervals.
Place in the bowl in the
boiling water cover with another piece of the banana leaf. Cover the pressure
cooker, steam for 12 minutes.
After the 12 minutes; let the
bowl cool. And the gently remove the tousale.
Let it cool before you cut and
and rava as I had run out of dalia.
gives a lovely aroma in case you cannit lay you hands on it try the basmati
rice leaf. I am told its awesome.
cools completely before you cut it else the end result is what I have here a
messy mass in which you have to hunt for lovely cubes. I was in a hurry as the light was fading.
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