Khamang Kakdi | Cucumber Salad from Maharashtra

Khamang Kakdi
Khamang Kakdi – Fresh Cucumber Salad with Roasted Peanuts, Grated Coconut, and a Hint of Lemon

As you can see my summer posts are in full flow. These days salads have become a mainstay of many a meal and cucumber plays a starring role. Apart from the Koshambir, Cucumber Kosambari, Cucumber Raita, and Tzatziki, I also often make Khamang Kakdi, which is a great Maharashtrian favourite.

Truth be told, I love Khamang Kakdi as well because it has crunchy peanuts and fresh coconut to complement the cool cucumber. 🙂

Serves: 4

Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

  1. Cucumber – 3
  2. Roasted Peanuts – 1/3 Cup
  3. Grated Fresh Coconut – 1/2 Cup
  4. Lemon Juice – 2 tbsp
  5. Green Chillies – 2
  6. Fresh Coriander – A Handful
  7. Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  8. Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  9. Ghee or Oil – 1 tsp
  10. Curry Leaves – 4 or 5
  11. Salt to Taste

Method

  1. Peel and cube the cucumber into 1/2″ pieces.
  2. Crush the roasted peanuts to a coarse powder.
  3. Chop the green chillies into fine pieces.
  4. Mix together the cucumber, coconut, peanut powder, coriander, green chillies, lemon juice, and salt.
  5. In a ladle, heat the ghee or oil.
  6. Add the mustard seeds and wait till they splutter.
  7. Lower the heat.
  8. Add the cumin seeds and wait till they start to change color.
  9. Turn off the heat.
  10. Tear the curry leaves and add to the ghee.
  11. Mix well.
  12. Add the tempering to the Khamang Kakdi.
Khamang Kakdi - Cucumber Salad from Maharashtra
Khamang Kakdi – Cucumber Salad from Maharashtra

17 thoughts on “Khamang Kakdi | Cucumber Salad from Maharashtra

  1. Aruna! I've never heard of this before. Seems like a cool alternative to your good old salads! Love it and going to try it out this week for sure! :-)

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