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 […]

Cucumber Peanut Salad
Cucumber, Salad

Cucumber Peanut Salad

A simple, delicious and healthy salad with easily available ingredients. Great as a starter, appetizer or simply as an evening snack. Ingredients: Cucumber – 1 Roasted Peanuts – 50 gms Red Onions – 1/4 cup, finely chopped (optional) Sugar – 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice – 3 tsp Coriander Leaves – […]

Cucumber Gazpacho Cold Soup
Cucumber, Soup

Cucumber Gazpacho Cold Soup

Also known as Green Gazpacho Cold Soup, this  is best served chilled or at room temperature. Ingredients: Honeydew Melon – 50 gms Cucumber – 200 gms, peeled Onions – 1/4 cup, finely chopped Avocado – 1/4 cup Jalapeno – 1 1/2 tblsp, seeds removed, finely chopped Pepper Powder – little […]

Kosambari
Cucumber, Salad

Udupi Kosambari

Udupi style Kosambari. Serve as a salad or as part of a meal. Ingredients: Cucumber – 1 Moong Dal – 3/4 cup Coconut – 3 tblsp Mor Milagai (Sun dried Chillies) – 2 Oil – 1 tsp Salt as per taste Coriander Leaves – little, finely chopped (optional) Method: 1. […]

Cucumber Radish Raita
Cucumber, Radish, Raita

Radish Cucumber Raita

A simple and delicious raita for the hot summer months. This combination is sure to cool your body from the scorching heat. Ingredients: Tender Radish – 1, peeled, grated Cucumber – 1, peeled, grated Tomato – 1, chopped Curd – 1/2 cup Coriander Powder – little Cumin Powder – little […]

Tomato Cucumber Sandwich
Cucumber, Sandwich, Tomato

Tomato, Cucumber and Mint Sandwich

A simple and tasty sandwich perfect for the afternoon tea, evening snack or picnics. Ingredients: Bread Slices – 4 Cucumber – 1, small, sliced Tomato – 1, sliced Mint Leaves – 2 tblsp, chopped Butter – 2 tblsp Salt as per taste Black Pepper Powder – as per taste Method: […]

Cucumber Basil Cooler
Cocktails, Cucumber, Mocktail

Cucumber Basil Cooler

Ingredients: Basil Leaves – handful (about 15 to 20) Cucumber – 1/2, sliced Vodka – 30 ml Lemon Liqueur as required Ice Cubes Method: 1. Add the cucumber and basil leaves to a mixing glass. 2. Use the back of a spoon and mash well. 3. Add ice cubes till […]

Lychee
Corn, Cucumber, Salad

Corn, Lychee and Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: Lychees – 6, chopped Sweet Corn Kernels – 1/4 cup, boiled Cucumber – 1 cup, chopped Sugar – 1 tsp Honey – 1 tsp Juice of 1 Lemon Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp Salt – a pinch Method: 1. Combine the sweet corn, cucumber and lychees in a bowl. […]

Watermelon and Cucumber Cooler
Cucumber, Fruit Juices, Watermelon

Watermelon and Cucumber Cooler

A refreshing and cool drink for the hot summer days. Ingredients: Watermelon – 2 cups, seeds removed Cucumber – 1/2 cup, peeled, chopped, seeds removed Water – 1/2 cup Lemon Juice – 2 to 3 tsp Honey – 2 tblsp Method: 1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender. 2. […]

Chicken with Cucumber and Mango Sauce
Chicken, Cucumber, Mango

Chicken with Cucumber and Mango Sauce

Ingredients: Chicken Breasts – 2, skinless, boneless Plain Yogurt – 1/4 cup Mango – 1/2, ripe, peeled, chopped Cucumber – 1/2 cup, chopped Spring Onions – 1 tblsp, finely sliced Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp Ginger – 1/2 tsp, grated Black Pepper Powder – a pinch Salt as per […]

Creamy Cucumber and Capsicum Salad
Capsicum, Cucumber, Salad

Creamy Cucumber and Capsicum Salad

Ingredients: Capsicums – 2, deseeded, finely chopped Cucumbers – 2, peeled, chopped Onions – 2, minced Garlic Paste – 1 to 2 tsp Mint Leaves – 2 tsp, crushed Ginger Powder – 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder – 1 tsp Plain Yogurt (or) Cream – 4 cups Extra-Virgin Olive Oil […]

Pickled Onion and Cucumber Salad
Cucumber, Onion, Salad

Pickled Onion and Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: Onions – 2, finely sliced into rings Cucumber – 2, medium or 1 large, halved, deseeded, diced Vinegar – 100 ml Sugar – 50 gms Method: 1. Heat a cup of water in a pan. 2. Add sugar and vinegar. 3. Bring to a boil. 4. Transfer the onions […]