Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Cucumber Salad (Toushey Hullaal)

These days I have picked a strong fetish for salads and fresh veggies. I have the salad bug biting me hard I guess. The story behind this dish is quite interesting. When I was about to leave my home town to pursue a career in another city, my mom taught me this easy yet enticing recipe. The taste is very simple and alluring. Please try and let me know how you enjoy this dish. The name of this dish is "Toushey Hullal". Mostly prepared by South Canara Konkanis, its easy to make, quick salad with a very mild palate.

Serves: 1-2 individuals
Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cucumber - 1 (finely chopped)
Asafoetida - 1/10 teaspoon or a pinch
Green chillies - 1 sliced to expose the seeded area
Salt - As per taste

Add salt, green chillies and asafoetida as per the quantity given. Mix together vigorously. If eating time is further expected to be delayed, please add all the ingredients and do not mix. This prevents the cucumber pieces from oozing excess water which takes off the taste from the salad. Serve with rice as a salad. This dish is very filling and liked by
most of the Konkanis.

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