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Malabar Cucumber Relish with Peanuts

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

Malabar Cucumber Relish with Peanuts Malabar Cucumber Relish with Peanuts


: Vicky Ratnani

Recipe Servings

: 4

Recipe Cook Time

: 25 Minutes

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  • 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


In a pan add equal parts of sugar and vinegar.

Add the black peppercorns, fennel seeds and chili paste.

Add fresh lime juice and lime zest to this brine.

Heat & stir until it begins to look syrupy.

Slice the cucumber into thin slices.

Add the sliced cucumber into the pan with the brine.

Transfer into a bowl & cool.

For the chilly crumble:

In a blender add green chillies, coriander leaves, salt, freshly toasted peanuts and blitz until it resembles bread crumbs.

Garnish the pickled cucumber with this peanut crumble and fresh coriander.

Key Ingredients: Cucumber, Peanuts, Vegetable Oil, Brown Sugar, Salt, Cinnamon, Cumin Seeds, Fennel, Green Chillies, Coriander Leaves




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