Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tempered Cucumber Salad

Grated cucumber is mixed with yogurt and tempered with asafetida.

  • 4 cucumbers grated
  • 1 small tomato finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 1 cup thick butter milk or yogurt diluted with water in the ratio of 1:1
  • Salt to taste
  • For Tempering:

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • pinch of asafetida
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  • For tempering: heat oil in a small pan. Add mustard seeds.When these stop spluttering remove from fire and add pinch of asafetida. Pour this over cucumber yogurt salad and mix well.
  • Serve chilled

Tips: Chill the serving plates to keep your salad crisp longer.

Do You Know:

Cucumbers contain vast amounts of Vitamin A and Vitamin C; they also have the minerals potassium and calcium. They are enriched in fibre and contain many other vital minerals including magnesium. Cucumbers also feature high amounts of folic acid, which has been known to help reduce blood pressure as well.

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