Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Khaman Kakdi

This is a simple South Gujarati Salad from my MIL's Kitchen. South Gujarat borders Maharashtra and I get amazed by some of the recipes that are so similar between these two cuisines. Sometimes the names are same but the ingredients are different or vice versa. This salad reminds me of Khamang Kakdi but both the salads have their own unique identity.

Khaman Kakdi
Cucumber Salad
1 big cucumber or 3-4 small cucumbers, peeled & grated or minced
1/4 cup Daliya/puffed chana daal, powdered
Salt to taste
2 green chilies, cut
1 tbsp cilantro/coriander leaves, chopped
1 tbsp fresh coconut
1/2 lemon, freshly squeezed

1. Grate the cucumber & squeeze out water.
2. Just before serving, mix in all the remaining ingredients.

1. If you want, you can add a tempered oil of mustard seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida. However, my MIL does not add any tempering to this simple salad.

This Salad goes to SWC:The Salad under 15 minutes event.


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