Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cucumber and Onion Salad – My Summer Frequent

There isn’t much to say about Salads. Each one has his/her own way of presenting salad. My cucumber and onion salad is very simple. I give it a sharp touch with lime juice and balance this sourness with some sugar. The green chillies add a spicy tang.

This salad finds a place in my home more in the summer days, and I call it My Summer Frequent. This is how I make my khatta meetha cucumber onion salad.

Cucumber: 1 wash, peel off the skin and cut into thin long narrow pieces.

Green chillies: 2-3 finely chopped

Onion: 1 cut into ring shape.

Mix cucumber, chillies and onion in a bowl. Mix it properly.

Now add salt (to taste) and squeeze the juice of a lemon into this mixture. To this add some sugar to balance the tangy taste. Mix it carefully so that all the ingredients blend properly. Keep it aside till the salt, sugar and lemon juice blend.

Ready to serve and taste.


  1. Amar ei salad ta gorom gorom jhaal jhaal mangshor jhol ar bhaater shonge bhalo lage. :-)

  2. Thats very refreshing...perfect for summer:)

  3. Terrific.. my favorite is onions, tomato, green chillis with vinegar.. yum. I am definitely going to try your combination this sounds scrummy too.

  4. hi,
    looks perfect for the summer time :) I'd love to snack on it even :)it's a little different from what I make...shall try ur version soon :)

  5. Sharmila, kintu jano I'll enjoy more if someone cooks and serves the food for me. Rooj rooj nijer hather ranna khete bhalo lage na.
    Don't know if you agree with me.


  6. Hi Sarah,
    Thanks for sharing your thought.

  7. Malar, nice to see you here. This juicy salad is a summer perfect.


  8. Hi kitchen queen,
    Thanks for stopping by.

  9. Nostalgia,
    I use vinegar when I don't have lemon. At times I have onion in vinegar...that's refreshing too...give this a try...and...

  10. Suparna,
    This combo goes well with bhajjis also. Thanks for stopping by.

  11. Gulmohar, thanks for the comment.

  12. Oh man!
    I hate cucumbers AND onions! I hope my mom never finds this blog! :P

    Jokes apart, wonderful blog!
    A good source for foodies like me. I like everything but this salad! sorry!