Today’s recipe is delicious as well as healthy. Khaman Kakdi or cucumber salad is made in Gujarati and Maharashtrian homes. It’s an ideal summer dish made with cucumbers, peanuts and coconut.
Cucumbers which contain 95% water help hydrate the body and keep it youthful and fresh looking.
We eat a lot of salads at home. This recipe is one of my favourite salad recipes. And although it’s easy to make it tastes so good that you can impress your guests with it. Khaman Kakdi is also eaten when people fast and is called faraal food.
Serve this dish with an Indian meal. You may also want to eat it as just a salad.
3 medium sized cucumbers
3/4 teaspoon salt or salt to taste
1/2 teacup peanuts
2 tablespoons freshly grated coconut
1 teaspoon roughly ground pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
Some finely chopped coriander
1 -2 finely chopped green chillies (optional)
1 Chop the cucumbers into cubes. Add the salt. Gently squeeze out the water. Keep aside.
2 Roast the peanuts till they are fragrant and have spots on them. Then coarsely grind them. Mix the peanuts with the cubed cucumbers.
3. Add the freshly grated coconut, coarsely ground pepper, sugar, and lemon juice to the peanut and cubed cucumber mix. Give the dish a good mix.
4. Sprinkle with finely chopped coriander and green chillies. Serve immediately or after keeping in the fridge for an hour.