Kakdi Koshimbir (Khamang Kakdi)

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Kakdi Koshimbir (Khamang Kakdi) is a simple Maharashtrian salad prepared from cucumber, yogurt, peanuts, coconut, and a few other simple ingredients. Here is how to make it.

Try a few more easy salad recipes that can be eaten on their own or served as a side dish with meals – Sprouts Salad, Kidney Bean Salad, Cucumber Avocado Salad, Watermelon Feta Salad, and Amish Potato Salad.

Kakdi koshimbir served in a bowl.
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About Kakdi Koshimbir

Kakdi means “cucumber,” and Kashmir means “salad” in Marathi. Kakdi Koshimir translates to cucumber salad.

Also called khamang kakdi or kakdi chi koshimbir, this refreshing salad is quite popular in Maharashtrian and Gujarati homes. It has a perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors and a nice crunch from cucumbers and peanuts.

This cucumber koshimbir is a tough competition to my old-timer kachumber. I now have two salad options to go with my Indian-style meals.

I learned to make this recipe from my cook in Pune. There might be some difference in how each person makes koshimbir, which greatly affects the taste. Some chop the cucumbers very finely, almost grated, and some keep the pieces slightly bigger. Some add yogurt to their recipes, and some don’t.

I have been making this recipe for the last 6-7 years and love it. So do try it!

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients

Cucumbers – This salad is traditionally made using Indian cucumbers. However, you can also use Persian or English cucumbers.

Peanuts – You need roasted skinless peanuts. You can either roast raw peanuts and skin them or use already roasted and skinned peanuts.

Others – You will also need cilantro (fresh coriander leaves), green chilies, grated fresh coconut, sugar, salt, and lime juice.

Adjust the green chilies as per your taste.

Tempering Ingredients

To temper the salad, you will need peanut oil, brown mustard seeds, asafetida (hing), and curry leaves.

Skip adding asafetida for a gluten-free salad.

If peanut oil is not available, then use any other cooking oil.

How To Make Khamang Kakdi

Add the following ingredients to a bowl and mix well.

  • 2 cups peeled and chopped cucumbers (¼ inch pieces)
  • 2 teaspoon finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped green chili
  • 3 tablespoon crushed roasted skinless peanuts
  • 2 tablespoon grated fresh coconut

Note – To make it with yogurt, add ½ cup of plain yogurt to this mixture at this stage.

Cucumber, cilantro, chilies, peanuts and coconut added to a bowl.
Mixed well.

Heat 1 tablespoon peanut oil in a pan over medium-high heat.

When the oil is hot, add ½ teaspoon brown mustard seeds, ¼ teaspoon asafetida, and 10-12 curry leaves and let them crackle for 4-5 seconds.

Mustard seeds, asafetida and curry leaves in hot oil.

Pour the tempering over the salad and mix well.

Tempering poured over the salad.
Mixed well.

Refrigerate the salad for a few hours.

Add ½ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sugar, and 1 tablespoon lime juice just before serving. Serve chilled.

Sugar, salt and lime juice aded to chilled salad.
Ready kakdi koshimbir.

Serving Suggestions

Kakdi koshimbir is a great salad to serve with Indian-style meals. In Maharashtra, it is part of every Thali menu. Be it at restaurants serving Maharashtrian food or the thalies served at weddings, this koshimbir is there.

Kakdi chi koshimbir is also made for festivals like Gudi Padwa and Ganesh Chaturthi. It can also be eaten on vrat (Hindu fasting) days.

Storage Suggestions

This cucumber yogurt salad tastes best when served fresh. Leftovers, stored in an airtight container, will last about a day in the fridge.

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Kakdi Koshimbir (Khamang Kakdi) is a simple Maharashtrian salad prepared from cucumber, yogurt, peanuts, coconut, and a few other simple ingredients. Here is how to make it.
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Kakdi Koshimbir Recipe (Khamang Kakdi)

Kakdi Koshimbir (Khamang Kakdi) is a simple Maharashtrian salad prepared from cucumber, yogurt, peanuts, coconut, and a few other simple ingredients. Here is how to make it.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups peeled and chopped cucumbers (¼-inch pieces)
  • 2 teaspoon finely chopped cilantro (fresh coriander leaves)
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped green chili
  • 2 tablespoon crushed roasted and skinned peanuts
  • 2 tablespoon grated fresh coconut
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

For Tempering

  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil (or any other cooking oil)
  • ½ teaspoon brown mustard seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon asafetida
  • 10-12 curry leaves
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Instructions 

  • Add cucumbers, cilantro, green chili, peanuts, and coconut, to a bowl and mix well.
  • Note – To make it with yogurt, add ½ cup of plain yogurt to this mixture at this stage.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  • When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, asafetida, and curry leaves, and let them crackle for 4-5 seconds.
  • Pour the tempering over the salad and mix well.
  • Refrigerate the salad for a few hours.
  • Add salt, sugar, and lime juice just before serving. Serve chilled.

Nutrition

Calories: 74kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 31mg, Potassium: 129mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 140IU, Vitamin C: 53.9mg, Calcium: 25mg, Iron: 0.3mg
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    1. LOL Katerina :). It tastes delicious and it’s basically cucumber salad with grated coconut and peanuts.