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Khamang Kakdi


Kakdichi Koshimbir (Cucumber Salad)

  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 2-4 people people
  • Spice Level: Medium

Authenticity Slice

For optimum taste, use the fresh and crispiest of cucumbers you can find.

Trivia Tadka

Kakdi Chi Koshimbir which in Marathi means, salad made from cucumber.This light and fresh recipe is ideal for a hot summer’s day because of the cooling properties of the cucumber. You can either have it as an appetiser before the meal or as a healthy snack-time option. 


  • Cucumber (kakdi), chopped (2-3)
  • Peanuts (shengdana), roasted (8-10)
  • Peanuts (shengdana), roasted (1/2 cup)
  • Green chillies, chopped (1-2)
  • Lemon juice (2 tsp)
  • Coriander leaves (haradhania), chopped (1 tbsp)
  • Salt (To taste)

For Tempering

  • Oil (1 tbsp)
  • Mustard seeds (sarson) (1/2 tsp)
  • Curry leaves (kadipatta) (5-7)


  • Peel the kakdi and chop them finely. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • Now squeeze the water from them and put them in a bowl.
  • Crush the roasted shengdana with a pestle and mortar.Mix them with coconut, lemon juice, chopped green chillies and hara dhania.
  • Add this mix to the cucumber.
  • In a pan, heat the oil and fry the sarson in it till it pops. Then, add the kadipatta and fry for a few seconds.
  • Pour this tempering over the cucumber.
  • Toss well. Add some sugar and salt just before serving.
  • Mix well and serve.

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