We all know that cucumber is low in calories and has lot of health benefits.
It has high water content, helps hydration and weight loss.
Do you know it can be tasty and can be included in many Indian recipes?
I have shared 3 different recipes using cucumber.
1 ) cucumber chat
1 cucumber,peeled and sliced
Green chili paste
Arrange sliced cucumbers,add toppings in above order.
2 ) Cucumber Roti/Chapati/flatbread
1 cucumber washed and peeled
1 teaspoon salt
2 to 3 cups wheat flour
In a bowl ,Grate cucumber and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
Add salt and mix
By gradually adding wheat flour ,make a dough.
Dough should be not very soft , little more flour is helpful as cucumber might leave more water and make it sticky until you roll the Roti’s.
3 )cucumber raw curry / hassi gojju
1 cucumber,washed and peeled
Small piece of tamarind
1/4 cup cilantro/coriander leaves
2 tablespoons split dal/ roasted gram
3 to 4 green chilies
2 small pieces coconut slice
Small piece ginger
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin/jeera
Approximately 1 cup water
1 teaspoon oil
1/4th teaspoon mustard seeds
Few curry leaves
Pinch of asafetida/hing
Peel and chop cucumber into small pieces .
Place them in a bowl.
In a mixer grinder, grind tamarind,coriander leaves ,green chili’s, cumin,coconut,ginger,dal,salt and water into a purée.
Add to the chopped cucumber and give tadka.
For tadka/tempering , switch on the stove, in a small pan heat oil, add mustard seeds ,when it pops add hing/asafetida and curry leaves .
Switch off the stove and Add it the curry .
Enjoy with Rice/roti or dosa !!