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