How to make Kamal Kakdi -

Cucumber mixed with ginger paste, garlic paste, green chillies, lemon juice and tempered.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member Bindiya Chakrabartty.

Main Ingredients : Cucumber (खीरा), Coconut (नारियल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Salads

Kamal Kakdi

Kamal Kakdi Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sour

Ingredients for Kamal Kakdi Recipe

  • Cucumber peeled and cut into 1 cm cubes 3 medium

  • Coconut grated 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger paste 1/2 tablespoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 5

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

In a bowl mix together cucumber, chillies, garlic paste, ginger paste, lemon juice and fresh coriander. Mix well.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non stick pan. Add cumin seeds, curry leaves and asafetida. Saute for a minute. Add to the above mixture.

Step 3

Add coconut and salt. Mix well. Chill and serv

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