Boiled Chana Salad Recipe

A highly nutritious and delicious salad, the Boiled Chana Salad is an Indian delight. Each region of India has it’s own version of it. Serve it as an appetizer or as a snack.

Ingredients :

  • 100 gms Chana/ Bengal Gram
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 2 green chillies
  • Coriander leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Everest Chaat Masala
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt

Method :

Wash and, soak the Chana for eight hours. Pressure cook with salt. Allow it to cool thoroughly. Chop the onion, tomato and the green chillies fine. Crush the green chillies with salt. Mix everything together and drizzle with lemon juice. Sprinkle the chaat masala, mix thoroughly and serve garnished with coriander leaves.

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Cucumber Pachadi Recipe

Cucumber raita/pachadi/salad is a wonderful accompaniment to rice, roti or Biryani. I love to eat mine as a meal, with a seasoning which depends on what I feel like at that moment.

Ingredients :

  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 green chillies
  • Salt
  • 1 inch ginger grated
  • Coriander leaves
  • 3tbsp grated coconut
  • 1bowl of curds
  • 1tsp ghee/ clarified butter
  • 1tsp mustard
  • 1 red chilly
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves

Method:
Wash, Deskin and chop the Cucumber fine. Add the grated coconut and curd to it. Grate the ginger and mince the green chillies. Crush them along with salt and drop into the Pachadi. Heat a tsp of ghee. Drop in a tsp of mustard and after it splutters add one broken red chilly. Toss. Add the curry leaves. Season the pachadi. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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Salad Rouge Recipe

Red fruits and vegetables contain Lycopene and Anthocyanin which are antioxidants and also good for the heart. A simple platter of a variety of these should be included in our daily diet.

Ingredients :

  • 100 gms cherry tomatoes
  • 100 gms pomegranate seeds
  • One Red bell pepper
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Method :

Slice the Bell pepper thinly. Arrange it along with the cherry tomatoes and pomegranate seeds on a plate. Sprinkle salt and pepper and serve immediately.

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Onion Raita Recipe

Onion Raita goes well with Pulao, Biryani, Roti or even as a meal by itself. Best eaten fresh garnished with coriander leaves.

Ingredients :

  • 2 onions
  • 1 green chilly
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt
  • Curd/yoghurt as required

Method :

Slice the onions thinly. Mince the green chilly and crush it with salt. Chop the coriander leaves fine. Tip in everything into a bowl and add the yoghurt as required. Mix well and serve immediately.

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Sprouted Moong Salad Recipe

Sprouted moong/Green gram is high in B complex and proteins too. It can be used as a salad, in subzi or even in chaats. Here is a healthy salad for all of you dear friends.

Ingredients :

  • 100 gms moong
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • 2 green chillies
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt

Method :

Wash and soak the Moong overnight. The next morning drain and tie it in a cloth. Allow it to sprout. It may take a day or two. Sprouting depends on the weather conditions. It takes place quickly during summer. Once the Moong has sprouted, it can be used either with the peel on, or without it. Here I have used the peel to make a chutney. I prefer mine blanched, so just boiled it for a couple of minutes, drained the water and allowed it to cool. Crush the green chillies and salt. Mix the sprouted Moong, pomegranate, seeds, chillies, salt and chopped coriander leaves. Drizzle with lemon juice. Serve as a side dish or as a starter.

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Salad Exotica Recipe

Salads are always welcome anytime, as they are not only healthy but also filling and low on calories. Presenting a vegetable and dry fruit salad today.

Ingredients :

Equal quantities of the following :

  • Carrot
  • Tomato
  • Spring onion
  • Cucumber
  • Sweet corn
  • Olives
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oregano
  • Walnuts quartered

Method :

Wash and tip the vegetables in cold water. Allow to stand for about ten minutes. Slice them and arrange them in a bowl. Drop in the walnuts, sprinkle salt, pepper and oregano. Drizzle with olive oil and serve immediately.

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Pineapple Raita Recipe

Raita is a salad made either of fruits or vegetables to which curd is added. Chunks of fresh pineapple make this raita a real treat!

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sized pineapple
  • 300ml thick set curd
  • 6tsps sugar
  • Salt
  • 2 green chillies crushed
  • Coriander leaves

Method :
Slice the pineapple into bite sized pieces. Churn the curd. Add half a glass of water, salt, sugar and crushed green chillies. Drop in the pineapple pieces and garnish with coriander leaves.

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Garden Salad Recipe

This salad has all the colours of a garden hence the name!!! Colourful bell peppers compete with pomegranate and cheese to look their lively best!

Ingredients :

One bowl each of the following :

  • Red bell pepper
  • Green bell pepper
  • Yellow bell pepper
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Cucumber
  • Tomato
  • Onion
  • A few sprigs of coriander leaves
  • A cube of cheese grated
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Method :

Slice the bell peppers and onion lengthwise. Cube the tomatoes and cucumber. Chop the coriander leaves. Mix everything together. Add the pomegranate seeds, salt and pepper, toss and sprinkle with grated cheese.

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Kuchumber Recipe

Kosambari, kuchumber or koshimbir as it is called, is popular with dal rice, roti or even adds instant pep to a dry kurmura bhel.

Ingredients :

  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 onion
  • A few sprigs coriander leaves
  • Salt
  • 1 green chilly
  • Juice of half a lemon

Method :

Deskin the cucumber and chop it fine. Chop the tomato, onion and coriander leaves fine too. Mince the green chilly and crush it with salt. Add the chopped vegetables and mix well. Drizzle with lemon juice and toss. Serve immediately.

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Boondi Raita Recipe

Boondi raita is an accompaniment to Theplas, Parathas and even to Biryani or Pulao.

Ingredients :

  • 250 ml thick curds/yoghurt
  • 1 small bowl Boondi
  • Chilly powder
  • Jeerapowder
  • Pepper powder
  • Chat masala
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Coriander leaves

Method:
Churn the curds. Add half a glass of water to it. Add all the above mentioned ingredients as per requirement and mix well. Serve with roti, pulao Biryani or as a meal by itself!!!

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