Spicy Indian Cucumber Salad

ingredients
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1 daikon radish
sliced thin
2 English seedless cucumber
sliced into 1/2-inch chunks
2 Tbsp jalapeno
finely chopped
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
finely chopped or pulsed in a food processor
4 Tbsp fresh lime or lemon juice (or a mixture of both)
4 tsp sugar
Salt
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tsp brown mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
4 Tbsp olive oil
Chopped fresh cilantro or mint
1
Thinly slice the daikon radish and soak it in ice water for 20 min, then drain.
2
Soak the sliced cucumber in lime juice and salt.
3
Put the cucumber, daikon radish, jalapeno, red pepper flakes, ½ cup of the peanuts, ¼ cup of the coconut shreds, lime juice, sugar and 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Toss gently.
4
Heat the oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mustard seeds. When they start to sizzle and pop, stir in the cumin and remaining ¼ cup of coconut shreds. Turn off the heat.
5
Pour the mustard seed mixture over the cucumbers and toss everything together (it will sizzle).
6
Taste to make sure the salad has a good balance of salty-sweet-hot adding more salt, sugar, chili or citrus to taste.
To serve
7
Serve in bowls sprinkled with the remaining peanuts and cilantro or mint

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