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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Cucumbur Onion Salad with Yogurt/Sourcream
















Cucumbers are so refreshing that is why I love to use them in variety of salads and Raita.

This salad is originally from Ukrainian Kitchen. I make this with little Indian twist.

It is wonderfully refreshing, delicious side dish that complements our spicy cooking and soothes the palate, but can go very well with any meal.


Here is how I made mine for our Thanksgiving meal.




Ingredients:




* 1 English cucumber thinly sliced


* 1 medium yellow onion cut in to thin slices


* 3-4 thin slices of red onion


* 4 cups of plain Greek yogurt (I used homemade yogurt, you can use any kind fat free of light sour cream or you may use 2 cups of plain yogurt and 2 cups of sour cream)


* 1 and 1/2 teaspoon of salt


* Pepper to taste


* 1 teaspoon roasted cumin seeds powder


* 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro leaves


* 3 green onions chopped with green part intact


* 1/4 cup of pomegranate seeds




Method:


* Whisk yogurt or yogurt and sour cream until smooth.


* Place cucumber slices in a large bowl with onion slices.


* Generously season with salt and pepper. Toss well and let sit 10 minuets, drain any excess liquids.


* Toss cucumbers, sliced onions, cumin powder, 1/2 of green onions, 1/2 of Pomegranate seeds and 1/2 of cilantro leaves in with yogurt/sour cream.


* Mix well.


* Refrigerate until well chilled. Stir, and season with salt and pepper to taste if needed.


* Garnish with remaining green onions, Cilantro leaves and pomegranate seeds.


* Serve this chilled side dish with any meal.




Enjoy :)




Recipe and Photographs by Surekha.

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