Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cucumber Salad / Kakdichi Koshimbir

Time 10 min
Cucumber 2 medium sized peeled and grated
Tomato 2 large size cut into pieces
Curd 1/2 cup
Sugar 1/4 tsp
Groundnut powder 2 tbsp
Curry leaves 3-4
Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
Pinch of Asafoetida
Oil 1 tsp
Green chilies 2 cut into pieces
Salt to taste

Mix Cucumber and tomato in a mixing bowl. Take oil in seasoning pan heat the oil, add mustard, cumin, asafoetida, curry leaves, green chilies. Mustard seeds will pop out. Then switch off the flame. Add this to the mixing bowl. Mix well. Then add ground nut powder, curd and sugar. Add salt at the time of serving because after adding salt cucumber will start leaving water.

Generally salt is added to the cucumber then it starts leaving water. To remove the water press cucumber then slowly water will come out. Drain the water and then add the seasoning and remaining material. But i usually do not remove water. It is said that if this process of removing water is carried out then the person having cucumber salad will not have cold and cough.

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