I have been born and brought up in Delhi , but the food made at home was mostly Marathi –style , simple and flavorful. I was a very fussy eater back then , as far as veggies are concerned. Can you imagine I hated tomatoes (hate them even now). So if I saw anything red in Dal or Curries , I used to start with ‘separation of matter’ , into eatable and not-eatable stuff. I used to sit for hours finishing my meal. God knows how my Mom kept her calm.
But this salad was one of my favourite ( it still is!), no tomatoes u see. I could actually manage any meal with a side of Khamang Kakdi.
Cucumber in Marathi is called Kakdi , and the subtle tempering leads to this salad being called Khamang Kakdi.
Cucumber is full of freshness and crunch , but in this preparation we add some more texture with peanuts . Mixed with the flavors of lemon juice , freshly scraped coconut and a mild tempering , takes this salad to an all-together different level.