Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cuke Poha salad

This is a very easy breezy cucumber salad recipe that my aunt used to make. Adding poha to the salad was very new to me. I tasted this many years ago and wanted to make it so badly now. My dear aunt now is old and lives in a senior facility. She used to be an excellent cook, but now she is  unable to cook a single meal. I dedicate this salad to her and her excellent cooking skills.

Get ready:
  • 1 English cucumber, peeled and small diced
  • 1/3 cup poha
  • 1/3 cup unsalted peanuts coarsely ground
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1tbsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp coconut
  • chopped cilantro

  • Add the cucumber, poha, a little salt and mix well. let it sit for 15 mins so the poha will absorb all the water from the cucumber.
  • Add the crushed peanuts, chilli, ginger, grated coconut, salt, sugar, lime juice, cilantro.
  • Toss them all and serve.

Tastes good when served fresh.
sending this salad to bookmarked-recipes


  1. Nice one!!! never thought of adding poha to a salad..will sure give this a try..

  2. Adding poha in salad sounds truly interesting..excellent salad..

  3. I love poha but never had it in salad..a must try for me. And what a beautiful tribute to your aunt..
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

    US Masala

  4. Loved the look of the Poha Salad. Very tempting.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. Sounds interesting salad,looks wonderful.

  6. Cool as a cucumber .... gr8 idea of adding poha. Your Aunt would be proud of your culinary skills.

  7. Muffins look awesome and pics are great.

    Hamaree Rasoi


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