Maharashtrian Cucumber Raita

Khamang kakdi Serves – 3 to 4 I ngredients: 2 cup finely chopped Cucumber (Step 1) 2 + 1 green Chilies, finely chopped 1 tsp Lemon ju...

Khamang kakdi

Serves – 3 to 4

2 cup finely chopped Cucumber (Step 1)
2 + 1 green Chilies, finely chopped
1 tsp Lemon juice
½ tsp Ghee
¼ tsp Cumin seeds
3 to 4 tbsp Peanuts powder
2 tbsp finely chopped Cilantro
1 tsp sugar
Salt to taste

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1) Wash cucumber and cut both ends. Sometime cucumber has bitter taste, so always taste a little piece of cucumber before using it. Then peel and chop finely. If you have hand chopper, cut cucumber into big pieces and chop them by using chopper, make very small pieces. Then put chopped cucumber into a mixing bowl, rub little salt and keep aside for 4-5 minutes. Because of salt, cucumber will leave water. Remove excessive water, also squeeze cucumber by hand palms and try to remove the water as much as you can. We need 2 cups of squeezed cucumber.
2) Put this squeezed cucumber into another mixing bowl. Add peanuts powder, chopped cilantro, and sugar. Mix well.
3) In a small saucepan, heat Ghee. Add Cumin Seeds, 2 finely chopped green Chilies and pour this mixture to cucumber.
4) Put the remaining chopped chilies into a small bowl. Add very little salt (we have already rubbed salt to cucumber). Crush them with spoon and mix it with cucumber. Add Lemon juice and mix.
Serve in any meal as side dish..You can have it for your Upvas (fast)

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  1. really nice:-) like the use of peanut powder!

  2. Hi Shreya,
    thanks for your comment,
    It does taste great... you should try Peanuts powder It gives nice crunchiness to this raita..

  3. Tai,

    Does this not have sugar and dahi (yogurt)?

    Do you have another version which has sugar and dahi in it?

    How much salt will you recommend? I know that salt is to taste but I am new to this whole thing and will be obliged if you could suggest how much salt you use!


  4. One more thing.... are the peanuts roasted or plain?

  5. Hello Aseem
    This is called khamang Kakdi. It does not have yogurt in it. Its a plain version.
    However I will post another raita recipe with yogurt.
    First add 1/4 tsp salt for 2 cups chopped cucumber. Mix and taste little raita. If you need some more, add couple pinches of salt.

    Yes, use roasted peanuts.

  6. Dear Vaidehi,

    This came out wonderfully.... I am used to Appa's khicdi kakdi (a place in Pune)... and this one was amazing...

    Thank you!

  7. nice,I add yogurt



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