The green, super refreshing and delicious cucumber, kheera or kakdi is a staple as a salad in all households. With summer around the corner, it’s the time for this lovely ingredient!
Cucumber is great for summers. Not only is high on nutrients, low on calories, but it is also hydrating, cooling, antioxidant, aids weight loss and even lowers blood sugar! It is an easily accessible ingredient, and is available in most households. But how to use this ingredient in our daily diets? Here are some easy cucumber recipes!
Cucumber Raita: The Ultimate Cooling Raita!
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A super easy raita, cucumber raita is made just by grating the cucumber and removing some water from it. Then you can add a tadka of curry leaves and mustard seeds, just add some extra flavor to the raita. Salt and jeera can be added as per convenience.
Cucumber-Watermelon And Mint Salad: All The Summery Goodness!
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A salad that captures all the goodness of summer, this salad is just a perfect way to add cucumber to your diet! Finely chopped mint mixed with chunks of watermelon and pieces of cucumber make a delicious salad! The dressing can be as simple as some olive oil and pepper, or you can even add some lime or orange.
Cucumber Sorbet: A Soothing Ice Cream!
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A cucumber sorbet can be made very easily! Just mix some cucumber (remove the seeds), lime juice and sugar. You can also add mint or ginger or lemongrass or even chilli as cucumber isn’t very strong in flavor. Just process this mixture in the food processor until smooth and then freeze it. It makes a super refreshing and yummy sorbet!
Detox Cucumber Water: A Great Cooling Agent
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Just mix some mint, cut lemon and cucumber slices to your usual jug of water. You can even add some chia seeds. Keep sipping this lovely detox water which comes with many benefits. Not only does it soothe our skin, but it also filters out all the toxins, it helps to maintain a healthy complexion, fight acne and also lowers blood pressure! Enough reasons to try this out!
The cucumber is sure to become the favorite on the lunch table in your homes!