Cucumber Daal Recipe

Some generous neighbor of mine left a box outside with a sign that said "Free Indian Cucumbers- picked this morning". I've never had an Indian Cucumber, so I took two. Thanks, random neighbor!

These orangey oblong cucumbers are surprisingly delicious- firmer flesh, a slight citrus flavor, and easy to peel and seed! Considering they're Indian, I made daal with them.


  1. Peel, seed, and chop the cucumbers.

  2. Slice the green onion thinly.

  3. Saute onion and cucumbers (and chiles) in a skillet over medium heat until soft.

  4. Add lentils, water/broth, turmeric, garlic powder, salt, and cayenne.

  5. Stir, then cover with lid.

  6. Let cook about 20 minutes, or until the lentils are soft and everything is cooked down a bit.

  7. Smash it all together with a potato masher.

  8. Serve warm over rice (or in my case, smashed potatoes).

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