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Basundi using Coconut Sugar

Homemade Basundi/Rich sweetened with Coconut sugar , flavoured with cardamom and nutmeg and garnished with dryfruits. INGREDIENTS: Organic Milk 2 cups Coconut Sugar 1 cup Cardamom powder 1-2 tsp Nutmeg a pinch Sliced almonds for garnishing  INSTRUCTION: 1.Boil organic milk for a good 45 minutes to make it thick and collect the cream . 2. Add coconut sugar, cardomom powder and nutmeg powder  3.Garnish with sliced almonds..Tastes delicious when chilled.

Creamy Cucumber Salad

This Creamy Cucumber Salad is a deliciously refreshing salad recipe with a combination of thinly sliced cucumbers and sour cream.

I must say cucumbers are one of the most satisfying and thirst-quenching vegetables, especially in the summer. These are super hydrating with a good amount of water in them and also high in Vitamins K, B, C, and minerals like copper, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium.

One easiest yet delicious way of getting the nutrition from cucumbers is this creamy salad which you will not able to resist eating after eating it once. This recipe is healthy, low carb, oil-free, gluten-free yet creamy and flavourful.

This recipe requires just a few ingredients and can be made and stored in the Refridgerator a day before. This creamy marinated cucumber salad can be served as a side dish with any elaborate Party meal or just with every day cooked meals. The dressing made for marinating cucumbers can be used for any other salads. You can store it in the fridge if you make it in large quantities and use it for so many salads.
This recipe is totally can include any of your favorite flavors like dill, cilantro and also add olive oil if you like it. English Cucumbers work best for this since they don't get mushy easily. Anyways you can go with any other variety if you don't get it.

Let's look into the recipe:

Cucumber Long 1/medium 2
Onion small 1/medium 1/2
Garlic clove 1 
Organic Sour Cream 8 Oz
Organic Yogurt (thick) 1/4 cup
Organic Cane sugar 1/2 tbsp
Apple Cider Vinegar /White Vinegar 1 tbsp
Microgreens/Fresh Dill/ Cilantro 1tbsp
Water (If needed)
Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Wash and prepare the cucumbers by thinly slicing them.

2. Now place them in a bowl with 3/4 tsp salt. Stir gently and let it rest for 20 minutes. This will allow them to leak excess moisture.

3.In the meantime slice onion into thin rings. Grate a clove of garlic. Chop microgreens/dill leaves/cilantro finely. Keep aside.

4. Now let's prepare the dressing by combining sour cream, yogurt, grated garlic, sugar, salt, pepper, finely chopped greens (microgreens/dill leaves/cilantro) to a medium bowl and mix well to combine. Add water if desired. Taste and adjust the seasoning as required.

5. Now squeeze out the water from the cucumber slices very gently or you can pat them in a kitchen towel. This step ensures that the dressing doesn't become runny as the cucumbers marinate in it.

6. In a big bowl, add the squeezed cucumber slices and onion rings.

7. Now add 3/4 the of the dressing, mix well and keep the salad in the Refridgerator for at least 30 minutes before serving it. The longer you will leave to marinate, the stronger the flavors will become.

8. Now you can mix in the remaining dressing to the salad.Chilled creamy cucumber salad is ready to be served with your meals, light lunches, or even Pizzas and Burgers.

I hope you will love this refreshing Summer salad as much as I do. Please let me know in the comments section below. Do connect with me on Instagram @archanasvegfoodchronicles.and tag me in your post whenever you try this.!


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