Crunchy Cucumber Salad With Crushed Peanuts / Kheere Aur Moongfali Ka Salad

This is really interesting recipe, with great combination of ingredients, fresh and complex tasting at the same time. Anyone who will eat this salad will ask for a recipe for sure.Do give it a try , it's quick , simple & healthy .

Source:- 5 Spices, 50 Dishes (By Ruta Kahate)


English Cucumbers/ Kheera:- 2 ( Chopped into 1/4-inch dice, about 3 cups)
Green Serrano Chile/ Hari Mirchi:- 1 medium , minced ( seed first if you prefer)
Peanuts:- 1/2 Cup , preferably raw (but toasted, unsalted ones will do)
Lemon Juice:- 2 Tbsp ( or more if needed )
Salt:- 1 Tsp
Sugar:- 1/2 or 3/4 Tsp
Cayenne :- 1/8 Tsp
Canola Oil:- 1 Tbsp
Mustard Seeds:- 1/4 Tsp


1) Place the diced cucumbers in a medium bowl along with the chile.

2) Using a coffee grinder or food processor , pulse the peanuts until they are reduced to a coarse powder. ( You don't want big chunks of peanuts, nor do you want a fine powder; stop grinding somewhere in between)

3) Add the peanuts to the cucumbers along with the lemon juice,salt and sugar and mix well.

4) Taste and adjust the salt , sugar, and lemon juice as needed. The salad should be slightly tart.

Make the tadka

5) Place the cayenne in a little pile on top of the salad. Do not stir in yet.

6) Heat the oil in a small skillet or butter warmer over high heat.

7) When it begins to smoke , add the mustard seeds, covering the pan with a lid or spatter screen.

8) As soon as the seeds stop sputtering, pour the oil over the cayenne.

9) Stir the dressing in and serve at room temperature or cold.



Chitra Amma's Kitchen said...

Very tasty salad.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Colorful and delicious cucumber salad.

kitchen queen said...

delicious and simple salad.

Divya Shivaraman said...

super crunchy and healthy side

Gujarati Zaika said...

Tempting and crunchy salad....

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