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Khamang Kakdi | Cucumber Salad/Raita | Kakdichi Koshimbir

Updated: Apr 16

Healthy Cucumber Salad in a bowl

Delicious and easy salad!

Fast, easy to make and delicious indian cucumber salad. Also known as Khamang Kakdi or Kakdichi koshimbir in Marathi, the flavour of this salad is enhanced by thick yogurt, roasted crushed peanuts and the tempering that's added at the end.

“Enjoy with any Indian meal”

This cucumber salad/raita will go well with chapati or rice and as an accompaniment with any Indian meal. Adding Cilantro (Coriander) to this salad will induce flavour as well as colour to this salad.

Indian Khamang Kakdi served in a bowl

Roasted, peeled and crushed peanuts add the magic....

Roasted crushed Peanut, A key ingredient for Khamang Kakdi

Peanuts add crunch to this soft grated cucumber salad. You will have to roast peanuts till

they are golden brown with some dark brown spots on them and till their skin easily peels off. Then you will have to remove their skin and crush them either in food processor or in mortal and pestel till they form a course powder. Do not make fine powder as it won't give the desired effect to your salad. You can use scraped coconut instead if you don't have peanuts, but it won't taste the same.

Make sure you use thick whole milk yogurt or else it might become too running/liquidy.

“Tempering is a must”
Tempered Cucumber Raita with mustard, cumin seeds and curry leaves

To make this cucumber salad/khamang kakdi extra special, don't forget to add mustard seeds (rai), cumin seeds (jeera), curry leaves (kadi patta) and green chilli tempering in the end. This will lend an extra punch of flavour to your salad.

Finish it off straight away

Enjoy this cucumber raita as soon as it is ready, as if you leave it for a few hours it will start becoming more and more watery and will loose its flavour.

Khamang Kakdi ingredients with grates cucumber and peanuts

Below is a quick and easy video that will guide you step by step to make this salad.

Recipe Card for Khamang Kakdi

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