Tomatoes in Smooth Yogurt
Jun25

Tomatoes in Smooth Yogurt

  Tomato is probably the most popular raita selection in India, vying for first position with cucumber. It is simple, unadorned refreshment, with each region having its own slight nuance in seasoning. The contrast between the brilliant red tomatoes and the snowy yogurt is vivid and appealing. To take advantage of the colors, use firm-fleshed or seeded tomatoes. I like to use marble-sized cherry or sugar-lump tomatoes, cut into...

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Nutty Salad
Sep10

Nutty Salad

  Ingredients Boiled, diced potatoes……………………6 cups Boiled carrots …………………………….2 cups Finely chopped capsicum………………1 Grated coconut……………………………½ cup Lemon...

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Tomato Yogurt Salad
Sep09

Tomato Yogurt Salad

  Ingredients •500 ml yogurt •1½ Tsp salt •1 Tsp sugar •3 tomatoes, diced into 1 cm cubes •1 Tsp oil •¾ Tsp black mustard seeds •1 Tsp cumin seeds •2 green chilies, chopped •¼ Tsp yellow asafetida powder •7-8 fresh curry leaves •2 Tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves Preparation 1.In a bowl, whisk the yogurt until smooth. Add the salt, sugar and tomatoes, combine well. 2.Heat oil in a small pan over moderate heat. Add the mustard...

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Whole Cabbage Stuffed with Carrot Coleslaw
Sep07

Whole Cabbage Stuffed with Carrot Coleslaw

  A large, crinkly-leafed Savoy cabbage makes an ideal cabbage bowl, though red or green cabbage can be used as well. In this variation, the cut-away inner portion is trimmed, shredded and jazzed up with herbs, spices, carrots and a creamy dressing. The outer shell serves as a salad bowl. For a summer backyard salad banquet, select several types of cabbage vary the fillings and use small cabbages for dressings they are sure crowd...

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Minted Cucumbers and Strawberries
Sep06

Minted Cucumbers and Strawberries

  Though mint and cucumber are a year-round favorite salad combination in India, strawberries are a rare treat. The first time I savored them, they were hand-delivered –carefully wrapped in a khus leaf parcel and perhaps the importance of the occasion made them the sweetest I had ever eaten. Because they are such a rarity in India, they are almost always relished on their own or in this type of simple salad. In England I...

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Fennel Salad
Jul07

Fennel Salad

  Ingredients & Preparation Dressing •2-3 tbsp lemon juice •1 tsp Dijon mustard •1 tsp salt •½ tsp pepper •1/3 cup olive oil •1 tbsp honey 2 Salad •1 fennel bulb (the white part, keep the green parts for soup), sliced very thin •½ seedless cucumber, sliced very thin •1 granny smith apple (green apple), sliced very thin •½ cup fresh pomegranate seeds Preparation 1.Trim and core fennel and slice the fennel thinly. Slice the...

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