Yellow cucumber is peeled and chopped finely. Oil is seasoned with spices and added to the chopped cucumber. Dried mint and lemon juice brings out distinct flavor to this salad. Serve yellow cucumber salad chilled if desired.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Yellow Cucumber Salad.
Yellow Cucumber 1
Green Chiles 1 – 2
Lemon Juice few Drops
Dried Mint Leaves a big Pinch
Black Sesame Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds a big Pinch
Salt to Taste
Oil 1/2 tsp
Method of preparation:
Wash and slit the green chiles vertically.
Wash, peel and halve the yellow cucumber.
Discard the seeds and finely chop the cucumber.
Rub dried mint leaves between fingers to make into fine powder.
Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, black sesame seeds and the green chiles.
Fry for a minute or until cumin seeds change color and remove from heat.
In a mixing bowl, mix together chopped yellow cucumber, above fried spices with green chile, dried mint leaves, lemon juice and salt.
Leave aside for few minutes before serving yellow cucumber salad.
Notes: Make sure cucumber is not sweet.
Suggestions: Adjust lemon juice depending on the tartness of the cucumber.
Variations: You can also add finely chopped cilantro to the cucumber salad.
Other Names: Yellow Cucumber Salad.