Tag: Cucumber

Rice / Choru, Rice / Pasta

Cucumber Rice

Ingredients: 1 cup basmati rice1 cup grated cucumber1/2 tsp mustard seeds1/2 tsp cumin seeds2 tsp chana dal1 1/2 tsp urad dal1/4 cup peanuts10 cashew nuts2 dry red chillies1 tsp ginger, finely chopped2 green chillies, chopped1/4 tsp asafoetida1 sprig curry leaves1/4 tsp pepper powder1 tbsp lemon juice2 tbsp coriander leaves, choppedsalt to taste2 tbsp ghee Preparation:

Salads/ Condiments, Salads/ Raita

Pink Raita

Ingredients: 1/4 cup beetroot, chopped1 cup yogurt1 green chillies, finely chopped1/4 cup small onion, finely chopped2 tbsp grated carrot1/4 cup cucumber, chopped1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped1/4 tsp cumin powdersalt to taste Preparation: Grind the chopped beetroot adding 2-3 tbsp water to a paste and keep it aside In a bowl, add yogurt, cumin powder and […]

Drinks, Kerala Dishes, Summer Specials

Cucumber Sambaram

Ingredients: 1 cucumber / kakkirikka, peeled and chopped1-2 green chilliessmall piece ginger, chopped1 sprig curry leaves1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped1 cup thick yogurt / curd2 cups of watersalt to taste Preparation: In a blender, add chopped cucumber, green chillies, ginger, few curry leaves, chopped coriander leaves and salt and blend well. Add ice cubes, yogurt […]

Drinks, Ramadan/ Iftar Recipes, Summer Specials

Cucumber Mint Juice

Ingredients: 1 large cucumber / 2 medium cucumbersjuice of 2 lime 1/2 cup mint leaves1/2 cup sugar (adjust to your taste)small piece of ginger4 cups of waterice cubes Preparation: Cut off the ends of the washed cucumbers and peel them. Chop them into cubes. In a blender, add chopped cucumber, mint leaves, sugar, ginger, lime […]

Salads/ Condiments, Salads/ Raita

Chana / Chickpea – Vegetable Salad

Ingredients: 1 cup white chickpeas / chana1 cucumber1 red onion1/2 green capsicum1/2 red capsicum1/2 yellow capsicum1 tbsp lemon juice, or as requiredpepper powdersalt to taste Preparation: Soak the chickpeas/ chana in water for hours and pressure cook it with salt adding enough water until soft. Drain the water and keep it aside. Finely chop all the […]


Cucumber Soup

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup cucumber / kakkirikka / salad vellarikka, chopped1 slit green chilli2 tbsp heaped cornflour1 egg, beaten1/2-3/4 tsp pepper powdersalt to taste1-2 tbsp spring onion, chopped Preparation: Peel and chop the cucumber into small pieces and keep it aside. In a bowl, add an egg and beat well with a spoon and keep […]

Salads/ Condiments, Salads/ Raita

Mango Salad

Ingredients: 2 big mangoes1 cup lettuce , chopped1 small cucumber, chopped1 tbsp mint leaves, chopped2 tbsp olive oil1 tbsp lemon juice1 tbsp honey salt to taste1/4-1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper Preparation: Peel and chop mangoes into small cubes. In a mixing bowl, add mangoes, lettuce, mint leaves and cucumber and combine well. In a small […]

Drinks, Food, Summer Specials

Cucumber Juice

Ingredients: 1 big cucumber 2 tbsp lemon juice sugar as required 5-6 mint leaves 2 cups chilled water Preparation: Peel and chop cucumber into pieces. In a blender, add the chopped cucumber, lemon juice, sugar and mint leaves and blend well adding chilled water. Pour it in serving glasses and serve…

Food, Salads/ Raita

Cucumber Raita

Ingredients: 1 cucumber 1 1/2 cup yoghurt 1/2 tsp ginger, finely chopped 1/4 tsp cumin powder 1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped salt to taste Preparation: Peel and chop the cucumber into fine pieces. Add little salt to this and keep it aside for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, add the yoghurt and stir well. […]