Fresh Methi Cucumber Salad

Methi is bitter. I never ate fresh Methi leaves ever before. My friend Dhiraj Pipada is pioneering a drive to bring fresh organic fruits and vegetables to the good people of Pune. I was amazed by the fresh crispness of the bunch of Methi leaves he held in his hand. Proudly he showed me the slightly reddish rim that his leaves have. Filled with iron, Vitamin C and Vitamin K, this little herb has many health benifits, including being anti diabetic. It also cools the body and aids in blood creation.

But hey, it tastes good too! I found this interesting recipe and tweaked it around a bit to suit my taste. Amazingly all the bitterness of the Methi leaves was gone and we were left with a wonderful Indian tasting and super healthy salad!

This is what I used
1 cup chopped organic Methi
2 cucumbers chopped in cubes
1 onion finely chopped
2 tbsp roasted and courses group peanuts
1/2 lemon juice
Sea salt

For the tadka seasoning
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
Asafoetida
Kadipatta
1 green chilli

Mix up the first group.
Prepare the tadka and add it to the mixture.

Voila!

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