Here’s a simple little salad which is great alongside spicy curries. The cooling qualities of cucumber are just the ticket for that panicked feeling you get sometimes when you’ve been a little heavy handed with the chillies. It also adds a great crunchy texture to accompany rich, creamy sauces. Quite delicious.
1 small bunch radishes (cut into very fine dice)
1 small cucumber (seeded and cut into very fine dice)
2 tablespoons fresh mint (finely chopped)
2 tablespoons fresh coriander (finely chopped)
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon cumin powder
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
freshly ground black pepper
Combine all the ingredients well. Leave for 30 minutes in the fridge to have all the flavours marry. Serve.
Serve alongside curries or spiced Indian style meat or fish.