Malabar Cucumber Relish with Peanuts Recipe

 
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Malabar Cucumber Relish with Peanuts
  • Chef: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Cucumber slices are stirred in a syrupy paste of black peppercorns, fennel seeds and chili, sprinkled with a mixture of crunchy peanut crumble.

Ingredients of Malabar Cucumber Relish with Peanuts

  • 1/2 malabar cucumber
  • 1/2 a cup peanuts (freshly toasted)
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp chilli paste
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 black peppercorns
  • 1 pinch jeera (cumin) seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1/2 tsp lime zest
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 bunch coriander leaves

How to Make Malabar Cucumber Relish with Peanuts

  • 1.In a pan add equal parts of sugar and vinegar.
  • 2.Add the black peppercorns, fennel seeds and chili paste.
  • 3.Add fresh lime juice and lime zest to this brine.
  • 4.Heat & stir until it begins to look syrupy.
  • 5.Slice the cucumber into thin slices.
  • 6.Add the sliced cucumber into the pan with the brine.
  • 7.Transfer into a bowl & cool.
  • For the chilly crumble:
  • 1.In a blender add green chillies, coriander leaves, salt, freshly toasted peanuts and blitz until it resembles bread crumbs.
  • 2.Garnish the pickled cucumber with this peanut crumble and fresh coriander.
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