We often face bitter cucumber but such experience lead us to avoid that dish and sometimes we dispose of such bitter cucumber in kitchen disposal bin. But we never think of making a delicious salad dish with such cucumbers. Yes, bitter cucumber salad dish. Okay, this name of salad dish is not attractive but it can save your kitchen disposal, not only that the outcome of this will make anybody happy.
The best thing I like is cucumber lemonade. This is a very simple but really a wonderful drink for summer.
I prepared this the day before Makar Sankranti. This was kind of snack during sunbathing after lunch, haha. I liked it walking through rooftop garden and enjoying this bitter cucumber salad. Apple slices make this more delicious and healthy.
Bitter cucumber salad recipe
- 2 Bitter cucumbers, cut into small pieces
- 1 medium-size carrot, finely chopped
- 1 small size apple, cut into thin slices
- ½ cup boiled white peas
- 3 tsp fruit vinegar (apple cider vinegar)
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- Salt as needed
- ½ cup water
- Cut bitter cucumber into small pieces, add apple cider vinegar and water and soak it for 4-5 hours
- Boil white peas till 4 whistles and leave it for next 2 hours without releasing pressure of cooker (you can even use soft white peas soaked in water for overnight)
- Drain water from cucumber, add finely chopped carrot, boiled white peas, lemon juice and salt, then toss to mix all ingredient
- Now add some apple slices too and serve