I love summer vegetables, colorful, juicy. Today, I am posting a recipe of one of such veggies, which is versatile, we make drinks, salads, snack, curries and event raita with it. It is called Kakdi -ककड़ी in Rajasthan and many such Hindi speaking states of India. Here, in USA, the closest veggie I found to kakdi is called "English Cucumber". In India, we get a lighter version skin of this vegetable.
Kakdi Ki Sookhi Sabzi - ककड़ी की सूखी सब्जी (English Cucumber Fry)
Kakdi (English Cucumber) - 2 cups diced as per liking
Hari Mirch (Green Chilli) - 1 chopped finely
Meetha Neema (Curry Leaves) - 4-5 leaves
Haldi (Turmeric Powder) - 1/2 tsp
Lal Mirch - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Amchur (Mango Powder) - 1 tsp
Chat Masala - 1/2 tsp
Jeera (Cumin Seeds) - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Mustard Oil - 1 tsp (Feel free to use any other oil if you do not have mustard oil)
- Add mustard oil in a pan.
- Add jeera, hari mirch and meetha neem leaves.
- Once they start spluttering, add kakdi, and all dry powders..
- Mix well, cover and simmer for 10 min. The kakdi doesn't have to get mushy, so please adjust the time based on your liking.
This is best served with warm phulka or what many simply call roti. But, it will go great with paratha and rice as well.
Sending this to Summer Foods and Drinks event of Indrani.
That's all for now. Till next post, take care.