Cucumber Salad(Taushe kosmir/kosambir)

Ingredients:
Cucumber 2
Tamarind paste or lemon juice 1 tea spn
Mustard, Cumin seeds and urad daal Half tea spns each
Green chillies 4-5
Garlic paste 1 tea spn
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves
Oil
Salt

Method:
Cut cucumber into small pieces. Add finely chopped chillies, tamarind paste or lemon juice, salt and garlic paste. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard, cumin seeds, curry leaves and urad daal.When they start to splutter add this to cucumber. Mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serves : 5
Preparation time : 15min

5 thoughts on “Cucumber Salad(Taushe kosmir/kosambir)”

  1. Hai

    This is a different receipe with tamarind and lemon juice.

    But most of the peole who r my friends felt instead of tamarind u can use yogurt which is healthy.

    But I personally feel instead of adding salt u can use black salt which is pretty healthy.

    add cumin powder add cumin powder,shaijeera powder and somf powder which is good for digestion.

    These suggestions r just an add on.

  2. Hi Neela,
    Yes, I do make Raita (cucumber salad with yogurt). I felt this dish is somewhat different than the usual raita. Try this sometime…and I am sure you will like it.
    Thanks for the shahjeera & somf powder tip. I never used them(I use only cumin powder).

  3. Hi

    I found that salt is in the ingredient but not used.
    Actually I want to know whether salt has to be applied to cucumber and kept for sometime and then remove the salt by squeezing the cucumber.Let me know.

    Sometimes the cucumber tastes bitter what should be done.

  4. Celina, I have updated the post. Check in advance if cucumber is bitter, because if it is bitter the entire dish becomes bitter.

  5. Can you pls post toushe sasam recipe? My mom used to make it with some ground coconut with grated coconut. It used be like salad and not cooked but tasted great.

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