Sunday, February 10, 2013

Indian cucumber salad

I just made this salad up, but it turned out so well as an accompaniment to Indian food that I thought I should post it. It's quick and easy to make, and for those who don't like American cucumbers, you can often get the "burpless" smaller varieties at Middle Eastern and Indian grocery stores.

Ingredients

  • 1 large cucumber, skinned and cut into thick slices (halved depending on cucumber size)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp warm water
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp minced fresh cilantro
Grind cumin seeds and black peppercorns in a mortar and pestle. Pour in vinegar, water, sugar, and mix. Pour over cucumber slices, and garnish with cilantro.

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