438: Summer Cucumber Salad

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

Ingredients

English cucumber                   1 no  (Peeled, and diced)
 Medium Carrots                     4 no  (Grated)
Green chilies                          2 no (Slit lengthwise and seeded)
Finely chopped mint leaves      2 tbsp.
Lemon juice                           1 tbsp.
Low fat Plain yogurt                ¼ cup.
Sesame seeds                        2 tbsp. (Dry roasted & ground)
Cumin seeds                          2 tbsp. (Dry roasted & ground)
Chili powder                          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& cumin and mix well to make a smooth paste.
  • Gently mix in the chopped cucumber , grated carrots and salt. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the mustard seeds, nigella seeds, green chilies. Fry for one minute.
  • Now add the turmeric and chili powders. Mix well and remove 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.