Thursday, March 1, 2018

Kakdi chi Koshimbir / Cucumber salad

I have mentioned again and again in my blog that Maharashtrian cuisine is very dear to me and is one of my favorite cuisines. I have already shared many recipes belonging to this beautiful cuisine before. Today I present yet another simple , easy and refreshing dish "Kakdi chi Koshimbir" or you may call it "Cucumber salad". This is a perfect dish for summer. Cool, refreshing, just awesome.The peanuts in the dish adds a beautiful flavor to this dish:)

During summer, I sometimes make some changes to the recipe. I omit the lemon juice, add some finely chopped raw mango pieces. The sour crunchy mangoes taste amazing with the cucumbers.
You can eat this Koshimbir  as is or pair it with vegetable pulao. Tastes awesome either ways:)

Note: All measurements are based on the US measuring cup and spoon sizes where 1 cup = 235 ml

  • Cucumber / Kakdi  (chopped) : 2 cups
  • Roasted peanut powder : 1/4 cup
  • Freshly grated coconut : 1/4 cup
  • Cilantro (finely chopped) : 1/4 cup
  • Lemon juice : 2 tbsp (adjust according to taste)
  • Sugar : 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies (Slit or chopped) : 1 (adjust according to taste)
  • Salt as per taste.
For the tempering you will need:
  • Ghee : 2 tsp (For a vegan version , use coconut oil)
  • Mustard seeds / Rai : 1 tsp
  • Dry red chilles (broken) : 2
  • Curry leaves : 6-8

  • Mix the cucumber, peanut powder, coconut, cilantro , lemon juice, salt, green chilies, and sugar. Mix gently.
  • To prepare the tempering, heat ghee / oil . When the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds and red chilies. When seeds start to crackle, add the curry leaves and turn off the heat.
  • Add  the tempering to the cucumber mixture. Mix and serve. You can serve as a salad or as a side with rice dishes like vegetable pulao.

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  1. Just back reading your recipe for Quinoa salad, which is a premium one.
    This is just simple and a common man’s salad. Wowww.😃🙏💐

    1. I am so happy you liked the recipe:)

  2. this is something different than normal salad...loved it...

    I am hosting My legume love affair event…You can drop in any suitable recipes..:)