Yellow cucumber Meaning in English

Yellow cucumber Also known as Lemon cucumber.The yellow cucumber) is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, which includes squash, and in the same genus as the muskmelon. Dosakai is a yellow cucumber available in parts of India. These vegetables are generally spherical in shape. It is commonly added in Sambar/Soup, Daal and also in making Dosa- Aavakaaya(Indian Pickle) and chutney.Yellow Cucumbers grown to be eaten fresh (called slicers) and those intended for pickling (called picklers) are similar. Flavor is excellent, a bit sweeter than normal cucumbers. Plants are very easy to grow and do well in areas that have short summers, as fruits mature faster and need less heat to ripen than most cucumbers. Some varieties, which are grown in greenhouses, are seedless, have thinner skins and are longer in length, usually between 12 and 20 inches.Chopped yellow cucumber- Place the peeled and washed cucumber on a chopping board and chop it into small pieces. Can be finely chopped or roughly chopped or chopped into big chunks as per recipe requirementYellow Cucumber cubesTurn the cucumber on its side and make a series of slices. Lay the cucumber slices on top of each other and make a series of lengthwise slices, (½ inch slices for smaller cubes, 1 inch slices for larger cubes. Make a series of ½ inch or 1 inch crosswise cuts through the cucumber and it will fall away into cubes.Yellow Cucumber stripsCut the cucumber into thin or thick strips as per recipe requirement.Grated yellow cucumberThis requires grating the cucumber in a hand held grater. This grated cucumber is fine in texture and is used for making baked dishes like au gratin or casseroles or raitas.Sliced yellow cucumberYou may place the peeled cucumber in a slicer or slice them in thin or thick slices with a sharp knife, as per the recipe requirement.Deseeded yellow cucumberWhile the seeds are edible and nutritious, some people prefer not to eat them. To easily remove them, cut the cucumber lengthwise and use the tip of a spoon to gently scoop them out.

 Cucumber (100 gr): 10 Calories

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