Indian-Style Cucumber Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

From Gourmet May 2005. Cook time is time to allow cucumbers to drain. Toasting the cumin really brings out a strong flavor for the salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toss cucumber with salt in a colander in sink and let drain 30 minutes.
  2. Pat dry.
  3. Toast cumin seeds in a dry small heavy skillet over low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and a shade darker, 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Cool on a cutting board, then crush slightly with a rolling pin.
  5. Stir cucumber, cumin, and cilantro into yogurt in a bowl.
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This is a great cool recipe to serve. Great with pan fried or baked fish. Thanks!. This recipe is very easy compared to others using yogurt and cumin.

Montana Heart Song April 24, 2006