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Monday, February 3, 2014

Salads and Salads


 For the longest time ever, salads meant cucumber and tomatoes, sliced and arranged on a quarter plate . The plate would then be put in the centre of the dining table at lunch time. However, as one evolved from being a U.P behenji to a Delhite one realized that there are salads, and more salads and not all of them need cucumber and tomatoes. So, one started experimenting with different ingredients, noticing what went into a dish made by someone else and also looked up recipes on the net.

Here are some salad recipes- all tried and  tested .

  • Cabbage Salad with Peanut dressing( serves 4)

You need:   1 cup finely sliced cabbage
                   1/4th cup chopped and roasted peanuts
                   1 tablespoon Soy sauce
                   1 tablespoon lemon juice
                   1 teaspoon pepper powder
                   1/2 teaspoon sugar
                   Salt to taste

Mix all in a bowl. Serve  immediately.

  • Cashew Coleslaw  ( serves 4 )
1 cup finely sliced cabbage
1 medium apple , thinly sliced
1/2 onion finely sliced
1/4th cup roasted and coarsely crushed cashewnuts
2 tablespoon chopped coriander
1/2 cup hung curd / mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste

Mix well. Put in a bowl. Serve cold.

  • Nutty Rice Salad ( serves 4)
A salad with a delightful Indian flavor

2 cups of boiled rice
1 onion, chopped
1 fresh tomato, chopped
1 boiled potato ,chopped
1/2 cucumber ,chopped
1/2 cup roasted and crushed peanuts
1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
salt and red chilli powder to taste

Mix everything well. Put in a serving bowl.Chill for 15-30 minutes. Serve.


  1. Rice Salad. hmmm Never heard that before :P

    1. Believe me ,it comes out well- and can be a complete meal in itself ;)