Sauce Boats, Cucumber Boats ( Vegetable Carvings)
by Tarla Dalal
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Redefine the art of serving chutneys, sauce with the help of these cucumber sailors. Your friends would be dipping for more!
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Sauce Boats, Cucumber Boats ( Vegetable Carvings) recipe - How to make Sauce Boats, Cucumber Boats ( Vegetable Carvings)
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Makes 2 boats
- Peel a thin layer from one side of the cucumber using a knife and keep aside.
- Place the cucumber on a chopping board with the peeled side facing downwards. Peel another thin layer from the top, keeping one side of the peel intact.
- Fasten the open side of the peel to the cucumber with a satay stick.
- Attach the peel that you have set aside on top of this peel and press gently. Cut a small triangle from the carrot and attach it on the top of this second peel to make a flag of the boat.
- After making the 'sail', scoop out the insides of the cucumber to create a hollow space. Keep aside.
- Draw eyes, nose, mouth and moustaches on one side of the lemon with the black marker pen.
- Place the bitter gourd on a chopping board and cut a small piece from one end, using a knife.
- Attach the bitter gourd piece (hat) on the top of lemon (face) of the sailor, using a toothpick.
- Attach the lemon (sailor) onto the opposite side of the flag using another toothpick.
- Take another carrot triangle and attach it to one end of a toothpick.
- Insert the other end of the cucumber just below the lemon (sailor) to look like an oar.
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