Kakdi chi koshimbir recipe | Khamang kakdi | Maharashtrian cucumber salad

Kakdi Chi Koshimbir recipe | Khamang kakdi | Maharashtrian cucumber salad


Kakdi chi koshimbir recipe | Khamang kakdi | Maharashtrian cucumber salad

Kakdi chi koshimbir recipe | Khamang kakdi recipe | Maharashtrian cucumber salad
with detailed step-by-step photos and instructions.

Kakdi chi koshimbir is a vegetable salad recipe made with cucumber, coconut, and peanuts seasoned with ghee, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing, and curry leaves. The tadka gives a unique flavor, and sometimes yogurt is also added as an optional ingredient.

This refreshing salad is flavorful, wholesome, and nutritious. This salad contains sweet, tangy, crunchy, and spicy flavors. It is super easy to assemble within 15 mins.

Kakdi chi koshimbir recipe | Khamang kakdi | Maharashtrian cucumber salad

Khamang Kakdi is an authentic and traditional Maharashtrian-style cucumber salad recipe. It is usually eaten as a side dish for roti and rice. It is also served as part of the thali meal. Besides, it makes an excellent mid-meal snack as it packs complex carbs, fiber, protein, and good fats.

Further, this is an excellent recipe to make on hot summer days as cucumber is a coolant vegetable that keeps the stomach light and calming. In fact, I made this recipe for the first time and loved it so much. It is a must to try if you like raw cucumber salad.

The word Khamang represents tastyKakdi denotes cucumber, and Koshimbir indicates salad in the Marathi language. Now let's get into the recipe!!!

Kakdi chi koshimbir recipe | Khamang kakdi | Maharashtrian cucumber salad

Recipe - Kakdi chi koshimbir | Khamang kakdi recipe | Maharashtrian cucumber salad


Serves - 2
Cuisine - Indian
Region - Maharashtra
Course - Salad/Side dish
Prep time - 10 mins | Cook time - 5 mins | Total time - 15 mins
Diet - Vegetarian and Vegan
Author - Pavithra

Ingredients for khamang kakdi:

Cucumber - 1 medium chopped
Coconut - 2 tbsp grated
Cilantro/Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup chopped
Roasted Peanuts - 2 tbsp crushed
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt - As per taste
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp

For Tempering:

Ghee - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Green Chilli - 1 chopped
Hing/Asafoetida - A pinch

Tips:

1. Use only fresh cucumber; any variety can be used, and peeling the cucumber skin is optional.
2. You can either use fresh or frozen coconut. Desiccated coconut doesn't work well.
3. Add more green chili if you want it spicy.
4. Sugar is added to balance the flavor.
5. A cup of dahi/yogurt can be added.
6. You may garnish it with some pomegranate kernels.
7. Roasted and crushed peanuts work great for added crunch.

How to make khamang kakdi chi koshimbir:


1. Firstly, roast the raw peanuts in a pan until it turns golden brown. Let it cool, and then crush it coarsely in a spice grinder.
2. Secondly, add chopped cucumber, coriander, and grated coconut to a bowl.
3. Add crushed peanuts, salt, and sugar.
4. Give it a nice mix and pour lemon juice.
5. Now, heat ghee in a tadka pan. When it is hot, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, green chili, and curry leaves. Fry for a minute and switch off the gas.
6. Pour the tempering over the salad and mix it well.
7. Finally, serve the khamang kakdi koshimbir is ready to serve with roti or rice.

How to make khamang kakdi chi koshimbir with step by step photos:

1. Firstly, roast the raw peanuts in a pan until it turns golden brown. Let it cool, and then crush it coarsely in a spice grinder.

Kakdi chi koshimbir recipe | Khamang kakdi | Maharashtrian cucumber salad

2. Secondly, add chopped cucumber, coriander, and grated coconut to a bowl.

Kakdi chi koshimbir recipe | Khamang kakdi | Maharashtrian cucumber salad

3. Add crushed peanuts, salt, and sugar.

Kakdi chi koshimbir recipe | Khamang kakdi | Maharashtrian cucumber salad

4. Give it a nice mix and pour lemon juice.

Kakdi chi koshimbir recipe | Khamang kakdi | Maharashtrian cucumber salad

5. Now, heat ghee in a tadka pan. When it is hot, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, green chili, and curry leaves. Fry for a minute and switch off the gas.

Kakdi chi koshimbir recipe | Khamang kakdi | Maharashtrian cucumber salad

6. Pour the tempering over the salad and mix it well.

Kakdi chi koshimbir recipe | Khamang kakdi | Maharashtrian cucumber salad

7. Finally, serve the khamang kakdi koshimbir is ready to serve with roti or rice.

Kakdi chi koshimbir recipe | Khamang kakdi | Maharashtrian cucumber salad


Kakdi chi koshimbir recipe | Khamang kakdi | Maharashtrian cucumber salad

Health benefits of cucumber:

1. Cucumber is a low-calorie veggie that contains 95% water.
2. It helps to flush out toxins from the body.
3. It aids digestion.
4. Rich in vitamin A, B1, B6, C, D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium
5. It eases heartburn, stomach acid, and ulcer.
6. It is cholesterol-free, sodium-free, fat-free, and gluten-free.
7. It controls blood pressure.
8. High in antioxidants
9. It strengthens bones.
10. It reduces the dark circle.

Kakdi chi koshimbir recipe | Khamang kakdi | Maharashtrian cucumber salad

Health benefits of coconut:

1. Coconut is packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
2. Rich in fiber.
3. It contains healthy fats and is an excellent source of protein.
4. It promotes weight loss.
5. Good for skin and hair.
6. Excellent source of minerals such as magnesium, potassium, iron, and copper.
7. It contains zinc and selenium, required to maintain thyroid levels.
8. It is an excellent moisturizer for the skin and protects it from the sun.

Kakdi chi koshimbir recipe | Khamang kakdi | Maharashtrian cucumber salad

Health benefits of peanuts:

1. Good source of protein.
2. Rich in fiber and healthy fats.
3. Contains many amino acids.
4. Rich in niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, thiamin, riboflavin, choline, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin E.
5. Good for weight loss.
6. Boost memory power.
7. Regulates cholesterol levels.
8. Provides healthy and glowing skin.
9. Heart-friendly.
10. Strengthens bones.
11. Rich in minerals like magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, iron, copper, and selenium.

(*Health benefits are taken from Google and Wikipedia).

Kakdi chi koshimbir recipe | Khamang kakdi | Maharashtrian cucumber salad

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