5 Easy-Peasy Cucumber Recipes

5 Easy-Peasy Cucumber Recipes - Urban Platter
5 Easy-Peasy Cucumber Recipes - Urban Platter
Cucumber Pancakes
 Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon dry cucumber powder
  • 1/4 cup peeled and grated potatoes
  • 2 tbsp besan
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
  • 2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
  • Oil for greasing
  • salt to taste
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, add  1 1/4 water and mix well.
  2. Grease a non-stick tava with a little oil, pour a ladleful of the batter on it and spread in a circular motion to form a thick circle.
  3. Cook it, using a little oil, till they turns crisp and golden brown in colour from both sides.
  4. Serve immediately.
Refreshing Juice

Ingredients

  • 2 cucumber, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp black salt
  • 4/5 mint leaves
For Serving
Crushed ice
  1. Combine the cucumber, lemon juice, mint leaves and black salt with 1 cup water in and blend in a mixer till smooth.
  2. Strain the mixture using a strainer.
  3. Pour in a shot glass and serve immediately.
5 Easy-Peasy Cucumber Recipes - Urban Platter
5 Easy-Peasy Cucumber Recipes - Urban Platter
Cucumber Canapes

Ingredients

  • 2 large cucumbers
  • 200g cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped carrot
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1)Peel strips from cucumbers to create decorative edges if desired; cut into slices.

2) In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, red pepper, celery, onion, carrot, seasonings and chopped cucumber.

3)Fill cucumber slices with cream cheese mixture, about 1 teaspoon in each. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and serve.

Cucumber-Mint Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 8 slices bread
  • 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves

Spread butter over four slices of bread. Layer with cucumber and tomatoes; sprinkle with salt, pepper and mint. Top with remaining bread. If desired, cut each sandwich into quarters.

5 Easy-Peasy Cucumber Recipes - Urban Platter
5 Easy-Peasy Cucumber Recipes - Urban Platter

Cucumber Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cucumber cubes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup low-fat curds
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp low-fat butter
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped capsicum

    For The Garnish
    a few mint leaves
    freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. Combine the cucumber cubes and 1½ cups of water in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10-12 minutes or till the cucumber turns soft. Keep aside to cool completely.
  2. Combine the cucumber, milk, curds and salt and blend in a mixer till smooth. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the butter in a deep non-stick pan, add the chopped cucumber and capsicum and saute on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from the flame, add the cucumber-milk mixture and mix well. Cool slightly and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Serve chilled garnished with mint leaves and black pepper powder.

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