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  Contributed By: Sadhana Padmanabhan
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Ingredients

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The refreshing cold cucumber salad isperfect for a summer lunch or dinner.This salad is very good for diabetics.

Ingredients

English cucumber                   1no  (Peeled, and diced)
 Medium Carrots                    4 no (Grated)
Green chilies                          2 no (Slit lengthwise and seeded)
Finely chopped mint leaves      2tbsp.
Lemon juice                           1 tbsp.
Low fat Plain yogurt                ¼ cup.
Sesame seeds                        2 tbsp. (Dry roasted& ground)
Cumin seeds                          2 tbsp. (Dry roasted& ground)
Chilipowder                          ¼ tsp.
Turmeric powder                     ¼ tsp.
Oil                                         1 tbsp.
Mustard seeds                        ½ tsp.
Nigella seeds                          ½ tsp.
Salt                                       to taste.

Method: 
  • In a small bowl combine yogurt, grounded sesame& cuminand mix well to make a smooth paste.
  • Gently mix in the chopped cucumber , grated carrots andsalt. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the mustardseeds, nigella seeds, green chilies. Fry for one minute.
  • Now add the turmeric and chili powders. Mix well andremove from the heat and let cool slightly.
  • Pour this into the cucumber mixture, toss gently.
  • Add the lemon juice a and chill for 1 hour before serving.
  • Topped with mint & coriander leaves and serve cold.





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