Friday, April 11, 2014

Cucumber Salad/Pinchu Vellarikkai salad

                                                               Summer has started and you can see a lot of recipes for summers like juices,Neer more and salads to keep your body cool!I see a lot of these pinchu velllarikkai(pinchu means tender) sold everywhere.My mother used to make a simple salad out of this cucumber with salt and pepper.It is so tasty that it can be substituted for any south indian curries to go with sambar.

You will Need

  • Four to six Cucumbers
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper powder to taste
  • One tsp Oil
  • One tsp Mustard seeds
  • A pinch of Asafoetida

How to

  • Scrub and wash the cucumbers well because we have to cut with the skin.Chop the cucumbers in to circular discs.Add salt and pepper and a pinch of asafoetida.

  •  Heat oil in a pan and crackle mustard seeds.If you prefer you can add the asafoetida while tempering.

  •  Pour it over the cucumbers and mix and toss it well.Let it rest for ten minutes and it is ready.


Unknown said...

Best summer salad, I have not seen such small cucumber,cute to look. Have come across your site recently and happy to follow u.

RENU said...