Coorg Style Bollari Barthad Recipe by Archana’s Kitchen

  • To begin making Coorg Style Bollari Barthad Recipe (Mangalore Cucumber Stir Fry), halve the cucumbers and scoop out the seeds and rind. Cut it into small pieces without peeling.

  • Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds, allow them to splutter.

  • Once they do splutter, on a medium heat, add urad dal to the pan immediately.

  • Once the urad dal is crisp and changes colour, add the cumin seeds, curry leaves and broken red chilli and saute a bit till the curry leaves sizzle.

  • Immediately add crushed garlic cloves and onions. Saute them till the onions are translucent.

  • Add the diced Mangalorean cucumber, turmeric, salt and mix. Cook with the lid closed. Sprinkle a little water if you feel the barthad needs more water to cook.

  • While the cucumber is cooking, in a mixer, grind coriander seeds, cumin seeds and red chillies with a bit water. Finally add fresh coconut and pulse once or twice. 

  • When cucumber is about 3/4th done, add the ground masala paste and jaggery. Mix and cook till all the water has been absorbed . 

  • Serve Coorg Style Bollari Barthad Recipe (Mangalore Cucumber Stir Fry) along with Steamed Rice, Nuggekai Kharbyaali Recipe (North Karnataka Spiced Drumstick Sambar), Pineapple Gojju Recipe, and Phulka for a complete meal.

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