Healthy and delicious this simple salad can be had as a snack or as an accompaniment with a lunch or dinner menu.
Add coarsely ground roasted peanuts , finely chopped coriander leaves,and some green chillies (if you like)
Add the following to taste : lemon juice, roasted cumin powder, salt and a pinch of sugar
Heat about a tablespoon of oil, add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter
Turn off the stove and add curry leaves and pieces of red chilli and a sprinkle of asafoetida
Pour over the cucumber mixture
To be served at room temperature
Raw Mango – 1 cup grated Green Chillies – 3 Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup Ginger – a small piece Mustard – 1 tsp Urad Dal – 1/2 tsp Oil – 1 tsp Salt – as per taste Curry leaves – a few Roasted Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp optional
Add grated mango, coconut, green chillies, salt and ginger and grind to a smooth paste.
Heat oil and add mustard. When it splutters add Urad dal and wait till turns brown.
Switch off the stove and add curry leaves.
Pour this over the chutney. Mix and serve.
Those who like the taste of roasted cumin powder may add it while grinding to a paste.
Tips: Grated coconut can be replaced with onions and garlic to give a different taste.
Fry a few small onions in oil along with a few pods of garlic in a pan. Grind with rest of the ingredients as mentioned above.
Number of chillies to be added will vary according to your spice levels.
By: Mrs. Mira Balachandran; email@example.com