Cucumber Salad

You must be thinking what kind of a recipe is this? Everyone knows how to make cucumber salad. Let me assure you, these few simple ingredients takes the salad to the next level. This is my side/subzi for rice on days that my pantry is running low on supplies or I don’t have time to cook.  IMG_6969

This also doubles up as a healthy snack for kids. Mine just love cucumbers in general and this salad is a favorite.IMG_6966

Cucumber Salad

  • Servings: 4-5
  • Difficulty: easy
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Cucumbers – 5 to 10 Persian or 2 to 3 regular ( just avoid the once that are too watery)
Grated coconut
Coriander leaves
Curry leaves
Salt to taste

For seasoning: 
Mustard seeds – 2 tsp
Urad dal –  2 tsp
Oil – 2 tsp
Hing – 1/4 tsp or 1-2 pinch
Green chilis  – 1 slit in the middle ( optional)


  1. Wash and chop the cucumbers into really small pieces. I like to cut it into really small pieces.
  2. Keep it in a bowl. now add the salt, grated coconut, chopped coriander and curry leaves to this.
  3. in a separate kadai(pan) heat the oil and add the musturd and let it crackle
  4. Now and the dal and let it turn golden brown. now turn off the heat and add the hing and chilis to it and temper the cucumbers.
  5. The salad is ready to serve.IMG_6967

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