Goan Taushe Karam | Kakdi Karamb | Cucumber sasav

goan style kakdi karam taushe karamb konkani goan tavshe kakdi cucumber sasav

Goan Style Taushe Karam | Konkani Tavshe Sasav | Kakdi chi Karamb | Indian Style Vegan Cucumber & Coconut Salad recipe with detail step by step instructions and a video. Taushe Karam or Kakdi Karam is an authentic and traditional Goan dry curry made from cucumbers. It is slightly sweet slightly spicy in taste. It is mostly prepared during the monsoons when the seasonal local cucumber called as ‘taushe’ is available in the markets. Alternately, you can make it at other times too by using ‘kakdi’ as a replacement for taushe.

Simplicity of Goan Taushe Karam

Taushyachi Karam is a very quick and easy recipe. It does not require much prep work and gets ready in less than 10 minutes. Firstly, it is a no cook recipe. This means that no heating or cooking is involved while making this recipe. Hence, it is very important that for grinding we should use water which is safe for drinking. Also, this is a no onion no garlic recipe. Thus, it serves as a perfect side dish during religious and festive occasions. Taushyachi Karam is a totally oil free recipe. I love to make such no oil or zero oil yummy recipes at my home.

Ingredients of Kakdi Karam

Taushe Karam is one amongst the forgotten recipes of Goa. It needs very few basic everyday ingredients. The main ingredient is cucumber of course. Since I could not find taushe in the local markets where I live, I have replaced it with kakdi in my recipe post. In this recipe, small chopped cucumber pieces are nicely coated with a sweet spicy coconut paste. The sweet taste of the karam is due to coconut and jaggery. The slightly spicy flavour is due to chilli powder and ground mustard seeds. The unique blend of coconut, jaggery, chilli powder and mustard seeds gives a nice refreshing taste.

Taushyachi Karam is generally served as a side dish in a pure vegetarian meal. You can eat it along side rice/dal or roti/curry or with serve it with anything as per your liking.

You can also try out our Goan carrot koshimbir , raw mango chutney and ghotache sasav.

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goan style kakdi karam taushe karamb konkani goan tavshe kakdi cucumber sasav
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Course : Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine : Goan, Indian, konkani


  • 3 large cucumbers
  • 1 cup fresh grated coconut
  • ¼ cup grated jaggery
  • 1 Tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ Tsp mustard seeds
  • salt as per taste
  • drinking water or boiled water


  • Wash the cucumbers and peel off the skin. Cut off the ends and discard.
  • Scrape the seeds and discard. Cut the cucumber into very small cubes.
  • In a mixer jar, add coconut, jaggery, chilli powder, salt. Add very little water just sufficient for grinding. Grind into a fine paste.
  • Heat a tadka pan. Add mustard seeds and cover the pan. Let the mustard seeds splutter.
  • Add the mustard seeds to the coconut paste in the mixer jar. Grind everything once again.
  • Add the above paste to the cucumber pieces. Mix everything well so that all the cucumber pieces are coated with the coconut paste.
  • Kakdichi Karam is ready to be served.

Tips & Tricks

  • For grinding use water safe for drinking because this is a no cook salad and no heating or cooking on gas is involved.
  • For grinding use very little water. This is because we want the paste to be thick and coat the cucumber pieces well. Also cucumber starts leaving out water of its own. So if you add more water during grinding, the salad will be runny and will lose its taste.
  • Add the coconut paste to the cucumbers just before meal time. If you make the salad too early, the cucumbers will leave a lot of water. This will make the salad watery and lose its taste.
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