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Lick. Bite. Suck. Chew. Keep going!
Lick. Bite. Suck. Chew. Keep going!
Lick. Bite. Suck. Chew. Keep going!

Take a slice; lick it – enjoy the lovely taste; bite a small chunk – suck the juice and finally chew it. Keep going for the next slice. No one can stop with one!

That’s how one will feel after munching these spicy salty crunchy cucumbers served with an Indian twist. The fleshy cucumbers have a succulent texture and they are the cheapest food to cool the body temperature in tropical countries, hence referred to as Poor Man’s Delight. A packet of five slices costs less than a dime. They are one of the famous Indian street food sold in the shopping malls, beaches, museums and theaters across the country.

Fresh cucumbers are peeled, sliced, sprinkled with salt and spice powder and served ice cold. Wrapped in a newspaper, they are good to go. The salt moistens the cucumber further and makes them juicier. The spicy mixture of turmeric, chili and coriander powder adds an extra kick in every bite. Simple yet heavenly in taste!

Cucumber slices are an ideal snack for those in South beach diet phase 1, 2 and 3 and also for women with gestational diabetes. You have no restrictions on how many slices to eat.

Makes 16 slices Ingredients
2 large cucumbers – long slices
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoon coriander powder
½ teaspoon salt

Peel and wash the cucumbers thoroughly. Pat dry them with kitchen towels and cut them into long slices. Arrange them neatly on a baking tray.

Mix the turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder and salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle them on top and refrigerate them for 10minutes. Serve the spicy cucumber on a platter. Enjoy!

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  1. OMG!! i used to love these..we stayed near the besant nagar beach and this was always a post work day treat!!

  2. Cucumbers are so refreshing and can imagine how lovely they would taste with the spices.

  3. i used to eat this one in my home town…love this type of cucumber with red chilli over it…looks yum

  4. Omb, cant forget these spicy and crunchy cucumbers…makes me nostalgic..

  5. Vij…these remind me of T.Nagar. I love those mango and cucumber slices…so tempting 🙂

  6. That's really a great one. I love the chilled cucumber in vinegar too, this one is new, will try it tomorrow :).

  7. This brings me of those cut cucumbers that you get from the street walas in chennai.. never knew what the masala powder contained though… thanks for sharing 🙂

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