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kOsambari – raw Cucumber salad

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Ingredients and method:

green gram dal (lentils) – 2 cups
green chillies – (cut – 1 teaspoon)
ginger – shredded (1 teaspoon)
mustard, cumin seeds, etc for tadka
lemon – medium half
coriander leaves – nicely cut.
shredded fresh coconut – 2 tblpoons
salt – according to taste

soak the lentils for 3 to 4 hours
cut cucumber into small slices
Prepare tadka – place a skillet on stove / cooking range. drop a tblspoon of Olive oil. let it heat up. put few seeds of mustard seeds and cumin seeds upon mustards start split up.
add cut green chillies and fry few minutes
add some Hing (asafoetida) – a pinch for flavor.

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now drain out all the water from soaked dal. add cut cucumber into the bowl containing dal. add the tadka into it. add shredded Ginger.  No,  heating / boiling dal and cucumber is not required. add a pinch of salt according to your taste. mix well. top it off with cut coriander leaves and squeeze the lemon.

Serve by itself or with the meals.

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