Three days ago, my husband and I were watering the vegetables in our garden. Suddenly, our hibiscus hedge parted and the smiling face of our tribal neighbor emerged, accompanied by her little grandson. The brought us two presents. A beautiful, freshly plucked pumpkin and a huge, ripe, thorny cucumber (a sort of Kirby cucumber) grown by the tribals in Wayanad. My husband presented the kid with freshly cut sugarcanes, and off they went through the hedge, the child dancing in glee! Delighted with my cucumber, I decided then and there to make taushalis for my family and to share the ancient, healthy, delicious Konkani recipe with you all. Do make and enjoy!