Salads

Radish Leaves Salad

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Ingredients:
Radish leaves – Big Bunch
Pomegranate seeds – one cup
Onion – 1 Big size
Sesame seeds – 1 Tbsp
Lemon – 1
Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
Garlic cloves – 1 Big
Olive oil – 1 Tbsp
Salt

Method:

Clean ,wash radish leaves and chop it fine. Chop onions also into small pieces.

Crush garlic clove into a coarse paste.

In a large bowl, add oil,pepper powder,garlic clove,salt .Squeeze juice of one lemon in it.
Beat well.
Add chopped leaves, onion and pomegranate seeds. Mix well.

Rest the salad for half an hour in refrigerator.
Just before serving, roast sesame seeds and garnish the salad with sesame seeds.

Beetroot Orange Salad

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Ingredients:
Beetroot – 2
Nagpur/Imported orange – 2
Paneer/Feta – 50 gms
Red onion – 1 Big
Coriander leaves – a handful
Mint leaves – a handful
Roasted Melon seeds – 2 Tbsp

For Dressing:
Orange juice – 4 tbsp
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
Honey – 1 tsp
Olive oil – 1 tsp
Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
Dried oregano – 1/4 tsp
Red chilli flakes – 1/4 tsp
Mixed herbs – 1 tsp
Pizza seasoning – 1 tsp
Salt

Method:

Wash and boil beetroot with skin. Drain the water and allow the beetroot to cool completely.
Peel the skin and chop the beetroot into medium-sized pieces.

Peel and de seed the orange and remove the white skin .This process will give some juice.Keep the juice separately for the dressing.
Peel and chop the onions into fine long slices.

Cut the paneer into medium pieces. Instead of paneer, we can also use feta cheese.

Chop coriander leaves and mint leaves and keep aside.

In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the dressing and keep aside.

In a large bowl, Add chopped beetroot,orange segments,sliced onions and paneer.
Add coriander leaves and drizzle the dressing all over.

Garnish with mint leaves and roasted melon seeds and serve immediately.

Warm Mushroom Salad

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Ingredients:

Button Mushrooms – 200 gms
Capsicum – 2 Big
Onion – 1 Large
Roasted sesame seeds – 2 Tbsp
Garlic – 4 cloves finely chopped
Green chilli – 1 finely chopped
Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
Dried Oregano – 1/4 tsp
Red chilli flakes – 1/4 tsp
Tomato Ketchup – 1 Tbsp
Butter – 1 big tsp
Sugar – 1/2 tsp
Salt

Method:

Wash and slice mushrooms.
Chop capsicum and onions to medium size pieces.

In a pan, heat butter. Once butter has melted, add finely chopped green chillies and garlic and saute for few seconds.
Add onions and fry till it becomes slightly brown.
Add capsicum and mushrooms and saute for few seconds.
Add salt and cover the pan .Mushroom will leave out some water.

Cook till all the vegetables are cooked and it becomes dry.

Add all the spice powders: pepper,oregano,red chilli flakes and sugar.
Add tomato ketchup and mix well.
Cook for few seconds and switch of the stove.

Garnish with roasted sesame seeds .

ChickPeas Avacado Salad

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Ingredients:

Avocado – 1
Boiled Chickpeas – 1/2 cup
Onion – 1 medium
Tomato – 1 medium
Cucumber – 1 medium
Pomegranate Seeds – handful
Coriander Leaves – a handful

For Dressing:
Lime – 1
Oregano – 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Flakes – 1/4 tsp
Black Pepper – 1/2 tsp
Olive Oil – 1 tsp
Salt

Method:
Mix all the ingredients for the dressing and keep it aside.
Peel and finely chop Cucumber.Finely chop the rest of the ingredients except avocado.
In a large mixing bowl, add chopped cucumber,chickpeas,pomegranate seeds,onions,tomato and coriander leaves.

Just before serving, cut the avocado.Scoop out the flesh and chop it finely.
Add to the salad.
Pour the dressing and mix well.

This can be had as a meal or it can serve as a filling into pita bread.

Mango Salad

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Ingredients:

Raw Mango – 1
Cucumber – 1
Carrot – 1
Tomatoes – 1
Onion – 1
Coriander leaves – handful
Thai basil – handful
Peanuts or boiled Channa – handful

Salad Dressing:
Soya sauce – 1 tsp
Ginger – 1/2 inch
Chilli flakes
Salt
Lime Juice
Honey – 1 tsp

Method:

Roast peanuts. Deskin them and coarsely powder them.
Peel and cut raw mangoes  into thin long strips.

Peel and remove seeds from cucumber and cut into thin long strips.
Remove the pulpy flesh from tomato and cut into long strips.
Finely chop onions,Thai basil and coriander leaves.

Mix all the ingredients for the salad and keep it aside.

Finely crush ginger . In a bowl, add crushed ginger,lime juice,
soya sauce,chilli flakes,honey and salt and mix well.

Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well.
Garnish with roasted peanuts.

Let the salad rest for half an hour before serving.

Egg Rajma Salad

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Ingredients:

Boiled egg – 1 or 2
Boiled Rajma – Handful
Cucumber – 1 medium size
Onion – 1 medium size
Tomato – 1 medium size

Dressing:
Lime – 1
oregano
Mint leaves (dried/fresh)
Salt
Pepper powder

Method:

Cut cucumber,onion and tomatoes into small pieces.
Cut boiled egg into small pieces.
Mix egg and cut vegetables together.

For dressing, squeeze juice from one lime. Add oregano ,powdered mint leaves ,salt and pepper and mix well.

Pour the dressing on the salad before serving.

PS: Incase you have fresh mint leaves , chop them finely and add it .