Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad

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Winifred DSouza


Mrs. Winifred D’Souza has been a well-known writer of recipes in various Konkani periodicals and websites which have been appreciated by a wide range of readers.


Mrs. Winifred D’Souza was born and brought up in Padubelle. After completing her education she underwent training in nursing specializing in Operation Theatre Technique and served for many years in CMC Hospital, Vellore. She had also worked in the OT Department of KMC Hospital, Manipal for ten years. Later, she joined her husband Prof. Wilfred R. D’Souza’s business and was the Managing   in Wilson Industries, Uudpi.


Mrs. Winifred D’Souza has been an active member of the Lioness Club, Uudpi for the past 30 years and served as President in 1988-89 during which she was adjudged as  ‘Best President’ and the club got ‘Best Club’ Award in the Lion District 324-D4.


Prof. Wilfred R. D’Souza, husband of Mrs. Winifred D’Souza  has been an active member of Lions Club, Udupi and held important positions, the most important being the District Governor. He has been a lecturer, Reader and Professor in the Milagres College, Kallianpur for 33 years. Besides being a renowned Professor and Lion Member, Prof. Wilfred R. D’Souza has been a successful businessman and agriculturist. Being fond of travel, Mrs. Winifred and Prof. Wilfred have visited  more than 25 countries around the globe. welcomes Mrs. Winifred D’Souza  and thanks her for the recipes especially meant for the ‘Monthi Festh’.





About the Receipe:




1. Cucumber cut pieces small - 4
2. Dry chillies - 4
3. Roasted fenugreek seeds ( methi)  seeds  - ½ tspn
4. Roasted white sesame seeds
5. Greated coconut - ¼
6. Jaggary - 1 tspn
7. Chopped hogplum ( ambade) skin and flesh   - 1 tspn
8. Salt to taste
9. Turmeric powder - ½ tspn
10. Curd   - ½  cup
11. Oil  - 2 tspn
12. Mustard seeds - 1 tspn
13. Curry leaves - 6
14. A pinch of hing
15. Finely chopped curry leaves - 1 tspn


Peel and remove pith and seeds of cucumber and cut into small pieces. Mix with ground masala, ingredients 2 to 9 and curd. Heat oil and tamper with mustered, curry leaves and hing. Garnish with coriander leaves.


Comments on this Article
Benedict Noronha, Udupi/India Sun, September-7-2014, 4:26
This salad is very good . I had tried it earlier to this publication and strongly recomend, it is very tasty. It is also good for ny one at any time.I appreciate the interest in giving this receipe in the columns of bellevision for the information of the viewers who may try this and enjoy on Monthi Fest day.
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