Magge Kanthile

                        Magge means Mangalore cucumber/coloured cucumberKanthile in konkani means grated.Cucumber is  the ideal cooling summer food.They are extremely beneficial for overall health,especially during summer.Since it is mostly made of water and important nutrients that are essential for human body it helps to keep our body cool and refreshed.
         The term “as cool as cucumber” probably has its origin in the cooling effect of this fleshy vegetable.The flesh is rich in Vitamin A,C and folic acid.
                       Those days our ancestors prefer to make use of the vegetables which are available in that particular season.They always chose simple and healthy dishes which are very tasty too.Here is one such dish which they use to make to keep themselves cool  from the scorching sun burns.
                            This is a good old recipe made with the grated cucumber,jaggery and cardamom powder.I dont know the original name of the recipe,as I  was introduced by this name.Do try out this recipe to fight those hunger pangs or If you want to get rid of afternoon tiredness without resorting to using caffeine.Then this will offer the energy boost your body needs and fights heat both inside and out.

Ingredients: –

  1. Coloured Cucumber – 1 cup (grated)
  2. Jaggery   – 1/2 cup powdered ( can increase or decrease the quantity according to                                      the sweetness required)
  3. Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
  4. Salt –  a pinch

Method:-

  • Select a fresh,firm and ripe cucumber.
  • Wash and cut the cucumber into half.Remove the inner seeds with the help of a spoon. 
  • Now grate the cucumber with the help of a coconut grater and collect the gratings in a bowl.
Add powdered jaggery, a pinch of salt and garnish with Cardamom powder.
Stir well and keep in fridge for an hour.
Serve chilled.

Note: – Can be served at room temperature too.       

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