Shredded cucumbers in Smooth Mint-Flavored Yogurt
Apr09

Shredded cucumbers in Smooth Mint-Flavored Yogurt

There are so many ways to make this, India’s most popular raita, that I am presenting two of my favorite recipe variations. In this one, we discover how mint and cucumbers were made for each other. With a touch of lemon or lime zest, you have one of the most refreshing salads possible. Though avocado oil is not available in India, I find it perfect for delicate salads and raitas. You must use crisp, seedless young cucumbers. If all...

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Khamang kakdi
Feb27

Khamang kakdi

Ingredients • Cucumbers – 3 medium sized • Green chilies – 2 • Fresh cilantro leaves – ½ bunch • Peanuts (roasted and peeled) – ½ cup • Coconut (scraped) – 1/3 cup • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp • Sugar – 1 tsp • Salt – as required For Tempering: • Pure ghee – 1 tbsp • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp Preparation 1. Peel, wash, cut into half, deseed and finely chop...

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Carrot cucumber juice
Feb20

Carrot cucumber juice

Ingredients •Cucumber – 2 no •Carrot – 1 no •Fresh Coriander leaves – Few •Honey – ½ Tsp •Lime/ lemon Preparation 1. Add cucumber, carrot and coriander leaves into a juicer and blendarize it. 2. Add little water to make thin consistency. 3. Squeeze ½ lime to it and mix well 4. Garnish with coriander leaf and serve cold. By...

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Sev Puri
Feb21

Sev Puri

  Ingredients • Flat Round Thin Puris (also available at Indian stores) – 12-15 • Small Potatoes boiled and cut into round pieces – 2-3 • Small Raw Green Mangoes finely chopped (optional) – 1 ½ • Small Cucumber (finely chopped) • Fine Thin Sev – 1 ½  cups • Fresh Bunch Cilantro (washed and finely chopped) – 1 ½  cup • Sweet Tamarind...

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Cucumbers the chinese way
Jul31

Cucumbers the chinese way

  Ingredients •3 medium house cucumbers, cut into 2” in length and ½” inch width •3 tbsp soy sauce •Dash of salt (may omit if you do not like it salty) •½ tsp brown sugar •Dash of hing, optional •¼ cup Chinese vinegar •1/8 tsp chili flakes •1 tsp Chinese sesame oil Preparation 1.In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together and well. 2.Cover the bowl and chill for a day before serving. 3.***One of the most popular side dishes in...

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