Wednesday, 6 July 2022

Khamang kakdi || Kakdi chi koshimbir || Maharashtrian cucumber salad

 Khamang kakdi is Maharashtrian cucumber salad also known as kakdi chi koshimbir. In Marathi Kakdi means cucumber, this cucumber salad is very tasty, creamy, crunchy and easy to prepare salad which goes well with any special rice item or roti's. I just love to have this salad as it is. Lentil based cucumber salad  and this khamang kakdi are two different cucumber salad recipes to try. We can prepare this salad in two different ways by adding lemon or by adding fresh hung curd. Today I'm using curd to prepare my salad as I like creamy salads a lot. If u want you can replace curd with lemon juice as per your choice. Crunchy taste of crushed peanuts, sweet and nutty taste of scrapped coconut gives superb taste to salad. Before starting our recipe do check some salad recipes from my youtube channel and blog..


**Veggies and dry fruits salad with yogurt dressing

** Pomegranate raita


** Sweet corn salad

** Lentil based cucumber salad

** Cucumber discs and pipes

Event : Shhhhh Secretly cooking challenge

Taking this creamy and tasty cucumber salad to "Shhhhh Secretly cooking challenge" fb group started by Priya, and taken further till date by Mayuri di ND Renu. I liked curried chickpea stuffed sweet potatoes recipe shared by Mayuri di. I also saved Renu's steamed broccoli vadi recipe to try soon. We completed recipes from all states from A to Z, so now admin team and members decided a new interesting way for monthly theme that is - one group member in alphabetical order will suggest theme. Later admin team will pair interested members, then we share 2 secret ingredients among us and prepare recipe using it and all other members will guess it.

 This month theme "Maharashtrian Cuisine" was suggested by Poonam Bachhav. I love all her recipes mainly traditional recipes a lot. Do check out her Tondali masale bhat recipe. This month I'm paired with "Priya", using  shared secret ingredients- green chili and roasted gram Priya prepared this crispy and tasty patal poha chiwda. In turn I prepared this tasty cucumber salad by using the secret ingredients peanuts and mustard shared by Priya. I also loved her Macaroni mango kheer, will try to taste it before season ends.

               Khamang Kakdi 

Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cook Time : 5 minutes
Serves : 2 persons
Category : Raita/salad
Recipe Cuisine: Maharashtrian 
Main ingredients : cucumber 


Cucumber- 1
Roasted peanuts - 2 to 3 tsp
Scrapped or grated coconut- 3 tsp
Fresh hung curd - 2 tsp
Finely chopped coriander leaves- 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste

For tempering

Oil / ghee - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green chilli - 2
Curry leaves - 1 sprig 
Asafoetida/hing - 1  pinch


1) Firstly  peel off cucumber skin, remove its seeds. Now cut cucumber into small pieces and add some salt.

2) Let it set aside for 5 to min. Meanwhile roast peanuts, remove its skin and crush it coarsely.

3) Now squeeze out excess water from cucumber pieces and take it into wide bowl.

4) To this add crushed peanuts, scrapped or grated coconut, fresh hung curd, finely chopped coriander leaves and mix everything well.

5) Heat ghee/oil in a pan to this add mustard seeds, when it starts crackling add cumin seeds, chopped green chili, curry leaves, hing and fry everything well till you get nice aroma.

6) Add prepared tempering in cucumber salad and mix everything well.

That's it our Maharashtrian Khamang kakdi is ready to serve. 


* Instead of curd you can use lemon.

* Use thick curd inorder to get texture to salad.

* Squeezing excess water from cucumber will gives good  texture. 

* Use fresh and thick curd to get creamy texture.
Also check other related recipes by just clicking the link below pic..

     Veggie sweet corn salad

                  Pomegranate raita
     Veggies and dry fruits salad with yogurt dressing

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