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May 24, 2010

Simple spicy cucumber salad

Filed under: Food,Philippines,Recipe — Alex @ 10:09 am

Today I am going to make spicy cucumber salad to accompany with my chicken kurma dish for lunch. I will make a separate post for the Chicken Kurma recipe. Lets get down to making this simple spicy cucumber salad. Here is a picture of what you need to prepare.


  • 1 cucumber – cut according to picture provided
  • 1 small red onions – chopped to fine
  • 1 small tomatoes – chopped to fine
  • 1 small chili
  • 2 spoonful of sugar
  • half teaspoon of salt
  • 3 spoonful of vinegar
  • 2 pieces of lime ( we just need to attract the juice )


  • Put everything that is prepared into a large bowl and mixed it well.
  • Once it is mixed well put it in the fridge for 10 minutes
  • This to allow the cucumber to soak up all the ingredients even more

This is one of the easiest salad to make and is very healthy and tasty. No cooking involved and it is suitable to eat with spicy dishes. When is taken from the fridge and ready to be serve with hot curry or kurma dish, it blends perfectly well. Is like what the saying “like carrots and peas”. For the cucumber salad, if you have pineapple available, you can use it too. You only have to minimize the usage of sugar if you will add pineapple as part of the ingredients.

The Indians normally do not use vinegar but they use fresh yogurt. I prefer to use yogurt but I have no idea where to get fresh yogurt in the Philippines. I guess both yogurt or vinegar will provide the sourish taste to the salad. So this simple dish will gives u almost all the flavors that our taste buds can identify. It is sweet, sour, salty and spicy at the same time. I will make another post on how to make Chicken Kurma shortly.

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