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Tomato and cucumber Chaat/Salad with spiced hung Curd

Nagara haavu

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This is a refreshing, simple low calorie summer salad which is juicy and tasty. Tomato and cucumbers are thinly sliced and spread with yogurt spread or can be personalised with your favourite spread and topped with herbs.

Both cucumbers and tomatoes are at their prime in the summer season as they are water rich and cooling vegetables.

Simple salad and delicious to eat with fantastic health benefits. The combination of tomatoes, cucumbers, onion combined contain anti-cancer benefits, anti-inflammatory, immune health, cardiovascular health benefits.

Yields: 10 servings
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Waiting time: 3-4 Β hours (for hung curd)

Ingredients:

  • Tomato slices-10
  • Cucumber slices-10num
  • Chopped mint/coriander- a handful

Hung curd dip:

  • Greek hung curd-200ml (Take 300ml of Greek yogurt and place it in a muslin cloth and hung it over the sink so that the whey dribbles away. This can take 2-3hours /more depending on the moisture of the yogurt)
  • Finely chopped onion-2tbsp
  • Finely chopped capsicum-2tbsp
  • Chopped fresh mint and coriander-a handful
  • Salt- as per taste (or you can skip)
  • Garlic powder-1/2tsp
  • Finely chopped jalapeno peppers- as desired

Procedure:

  • In a bowl add hung curd, capsicum, cucumber, onions, jalapeno peppers, Salt (if required) mix well.
  • Now place cucumber and tomato slices in the serving plate, spread yogurt mixture evenly.
  • Garnish with mint leaves, capsicum and serve immediately.

Note:

  • This yogurt spread can also be used as a topping on crackers and served
  • Usually hung curd will become 2/3 of Yogurt quanatity. But this changes proportion varies based on the thickness of Yogurt.

For low fat yogurt it takes 3-4 hours to get Hung card. But this time varies based on thickness of yogur

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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on September 30, 2014, in Indian, Salad/Wraps, Starters and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 44 Comments.

  1. That dip! I love creamy dips and I know I would gobble this up in a heart beat! πŸ™‚

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  2. Such a easy recipe yet full of flavors ❀

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  3. I am all about low calorie (”Eating for Longevity”) ^.^ I also didn’t know bell peppers were also called capsicum. Interesting!

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    • Glad this post provided additional info….In my site am trying to make low calorie hearty friendly food recipes. Thanks for stopping by. Wait to hear your feedback for my other posts. Thank you again

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  4. Anything with curd I am in:-)easy and intersting thought

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  5. wow…its presentation looks so beautiful Chithra and I am sure it tastes super yummy….hmmmm….want to try soon …thanks for the recipe and idea πŸ™‚

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  6. These look look a perfect summer lunch to me. I didn’t realize that the combination of those three ingredients is so beneficial. Great to know!

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  7. It looks yummy πŸ™‚

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  8. Never heard of hung curd. This looks great though!

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  9. Yum yum yum! I liked it on facebook! πŸ™‚ xx

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  10. You are a genius Chitra! What a droolicious dish!

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  11. Ahh looks so yummy πŸ˜€

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  12. Hello! πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing your expertise in cooking! Very inspiring. By the way, do you know how to create Garlic Sauce? Usually this sauce is used in Shawarma. Hope to hear from you. Thank you πŸ™‚
    Best regards,

    Kyrah Banks
    http://www.thekyrahbanks.com

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  13. These look so tempting Chitra!

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  14. what a great presentation of a much-loved summer salad πŸ™‚

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  15. This sounds very delicious and worth trying πŸ˜‰

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  16. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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  17. One tasty guilt free snack. Yumm.

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  18. looks delicious ! beautiful presentation

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