Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cucumber Salad

We call this as Kosambari/ raw salad. This is a simple and refreshing salad made with cucumber and Channadal/kadale bele, one can substitute Channadal with moongdal or small cooked lentils.

  • Cucumber - 1 medium size
  • Channadal - 1/4 cup soaked for and hour in warm water
  • Cilantro leaves- one hand full
  • Lime/lemon- 1tsp freshly squeezed
  • Fresh grated coconut - 1tsp (optional)
  • Salt to taste

Tempering : Oil, mustard seeds- 1tsp and red chilli's -1.

  1. Peel cucumber and chop finely, rinse the soak Dal and drain all the water. Mix with chopped cucumbers. To this add chopped cilantro and grated coconut.

  2. Do the tempering by heating oil , when hot add mustard seeds and red chili's.

  3. Mix the tempering with cucumber and add salt and adjust to taste. Finally squeeze lime juice on top mix gently. Serve.

Can be eaten as such or as a side with rice and curry. Enjoy !

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