Cucumber Sesame Salad

9 May

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Keera Dosakaya Baddalu

Ingredients:

Mediterranean Cucumber 3
Raw Peanuts 1 tbsp
Black Sesame Seeds 1 tbsp
Green Chiles 2
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Cilantro few sprigs
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Peel and chop cucumbers into small cubes.
Remove stems, wash and slit green chiles.
Wash and mince cilantro.

Heat a small pan, add sesame seeds and toast them for a minute or two.
Heat few drops of oil in a small pan, add raw peanuts and fry them until roasted.
Remove from heat and crush roasted peanuts with a pestle.

Heat oil in a deep pan, add cumin seeds and asafoetida.
When cumin seeds turn brown, add green chiles and remove from heat.
Cover the pan after adding chopped cucumber and salt.

In a mixing bowl, mix above cucumber, crushed peanuts, toasted sesame seeds and chopped cilantro together.
Serve immediately.

Notes: Substitute with any other salad cucumber by removing its seeds.

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12 Responses to “Cucumber Sesame Salad”

  1. Trupti May 9, 2008 at 11:00 am #

    My, what a lovely salad….perfect for summer picnics…

    šŸ™‚

  2. ranji May 9, 2008 at 12:07 pm #

    i love cucumber, its so refreshing..ur salad looks simple & delicious!!!

  3. Divya Vikram May 9, 2008 at 2:43 pm #

    love this salad..I can have cucumbers in any form.this is a nice way to dress them up..

  4. Vani May 9, 2008 at 3:47 pm #

    Looks lovely, Anusha! Leaving a little bit of the skin in the cucumber looks awesome!

  5. Bhawana May 9, 2008 at 9:01 pm #

    wow thats gives great looks. Must be very tasty.

  6. anita June 24, 2008 at 12:11 am #

    can v use white sesame instead of black?

  7. anusharaji June 24, 2008 at 12:26 am #

    u sure can use white sesame but make sure to toast them.

  8. anita June 24, 2008 at 2:24 am #

    thanks anusharaji for ur quick reply

  9. nilda July 19, 2008 at 5:17 pm #

    what is asafoetida

  10. Savita July 20, 2008 at 8:56 am #

    Wow! That’s great and looks DELECIOUS!

  11. Savita July 20, 2008 at 8:58 am #

    Asafodieta is ‘hing’ called in marathi.

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