Cucumber

Mainly used in salads either separately or in combination with other vegetables. A glass of cucumber juice with honey with a dash of lemon juice is very effective for reducing blood pressure.Cucumber juice with mint is an antidote for indigestion and when mixed with buttermilk and salt, cucumber juice is a good summer drink.

Cucumbers
Cucumber, Kheer

Cucumber Payasam

Cucumber Payasam (or Cucumber Kheer) is a simple, delicious and refreshing summery dish. Best served as a dessert to any meal. Ingredients: Cucumber – 2, medium Milk – 1 cup Rice Flour – 1 tblsp Instant Badaam Mix Powder – 3 tsp (available readymade) Ghee – 1/2 tblsp Cardamom Powder […]

Cucumber and Radish Salad
Cucumber, Radish, Salad

Cucumber and Radish Salad

A simple, delicious and healthy salad for the summer. Ingredients: Cucumber – 2, medium, chopped or sliced Radishes – 500 gms, chopped Red Onion – 2, medium, finely chopped or sliced Coriander Leaves – big handful, chopped Lemon Juice – 1/4 cup (or as per taste) Red Capsicum – 1, […]

Tzatziki
Cucumber, Mediterranean

Homemade Tzatziki

Tzatziki is a popular Greek sauce made with yogurt and cucumbers. Often served as a dipping sauce with main courses, they are light, fresh and delicious. Ingredients: Cucumber – 1 Greek Yogurt – 1/2 cup Garlic – 1 clove Olive Oil – 3 to 4 tsp Lemon Juice – 1 […]

Chinese Cucumber Salad
Chinese, Cucumber, Salad

Chinese Cucumber Salad

A popular Chinese dish, this cucumber salad is simple to make and is often served as an appetizer to a meal. Ingredients: Cucumbers – 500 gms Chinese Rice Vinegar – 1 1/2 tblsp Salt – 2 tsp Sugar – 1 1/2 tblsp Red Chilli Flakes – 1 tsp (optional) Method: […]

Cucumber Lemon Raita
Cucumber, Lime, Raita

Cucumber Lemon Raita

A delicious and flavourful raita that goes well with pulao, biryani or any curries. Ingredients: Cucumber – 100 gms, peeled Plain Yogurt – 200 ml Sea Salt – 1/3 tsp Mint Leaves – small handful, chopped + extra for garnish Zest of 1 Lemon Method: 1. Finely chop the cucumber […]

Mango and Cucumber Lassi
Cucumber, Lassi, Mango

Mango and Cucumber Lassi

A delicious and refreshing drink for the hot summer days. They also make a great breakfast drink. Ingredients: Mangoes – 2, ripe Cucumber – 1, medium Plain Yogurt – 3/4 cup Milk – 1/3 cup Ice Cubes as required Mint Leaves – handful, chopped Method: 1. Choose mangoes that are […]

Cold Cucumber Salad
Cucumber, Salad

Cold Cucumber Salad

Delicious and simple to make, this is a great salad for the hot summer days. Ingredients: Cucumber – 2 Onion – 1, small, finely sliced or chopped Capsicum – 2 to 3 tblsp, finely sliced or chopped Oil – 2 tblsp Sugar – 2/3 cup White Vinegar – 1/2 cup […]

Cucumber Mint Cooler
Cucumber, Fruit Juices, Orange

Cucumber Mint Cooler

A refreshing summer drink to beat the heat and the thirst. Ingredients: Orange Juice – 2 cups Cucumbers – 2 large or 3 to 4 medium, sliced Mint Leaves – big handful Cold Water – 1 cup Sugar as per taste Method: 1. Slice the cucumbers and blend them into […]

Cucumber Smoothie
Cucumber, Smoothies

Cucumber Smoothie

Cucumbers are a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients. This refreshingly cool and healthy smoothie is simple and easy to make. Ideal for a hot day or as a great breakfast drink. Ingredients: Cucumber – 2 Yogurt – 2 cups Honey – 2 tblsp Lemon Juice – 1 1/2 […]