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Showing posts with label Salads. Show all posts

Konda Kadalai Sundal/ Chickpeas Sundal

This  chana/ Chickpeas / Konda Kadalai Sundal is one of the  simple and tasty sabzi. Perfect for curd rice. Sundal varieties are also offered for Prasadam /nivedyam for Navratri Festival Recipes.

  • 1 Cup Chana/Black Chickpeas
  • 3 to 4 Green Chilies
  • 1 tbsp Coconut grated
  • 1/4 tsp Haldi/Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 tsp Urad Dal / White Lentils
  • Oil
  • A pinch of asafoetida/Hing
  • Salt to taste

Time Required: 15 mins.


Step 01) Soak chana overnight.

Step 02) Pressure cook the soaked chana with 1/2 of cup of water for 2 whistles.

Step 03) Blend the grated coconut and green chilies and keep it aside.

Step 04) Heat oil, add seeds allow to splutter. 

Step 05) Add boiled chana, salt, turmeric powder and hing/ asafoetida mix well and saute for 3 minutes.

Step 06) Add blended coconut and green chili mixture and mix well. Adjust the salt if any.

Serving: It goes very well with Curd Rice 
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Chana Chaat

  • 1 Cup Chana /Chickpeas
  • 1 small Onion chopped
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • 1/2 cup boiled Potato chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp raw Mango chopped
  • Few Curry Leaves 
  • 2 tsp Chaat Masala (Mixture of many Indian spices - Available in Indian store)
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder 
  • Salt to Taste 
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice 
  • Coriander Leaves/Cilantro for garnishing 
Time Required: 15 mins


1) Soak chana overnight. 
2) Pressure cook the soaked chana with 1/2 of cup of water for 2 whistles 
3) In a large bowl add raw onion, tomato, raw mango, boiled potato, curry leaves and mix well. 
4) Add cooked chana, lemon juice, salt, chaat masala and chili powder and mix well. 
5) Garnish with coriander leaves and farsan/fried Indian snacks
6) Serve immediately.
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Instant Fruit Salad


Fruit salad is very delicious dessert creamy texture and crunch of the fruits in between. This is very easy to prepare and healthy dessert.

  • Curd – 2 tbsp
  • Milk - 1/4 cup
  • Fruits - 3/4 cup ( Apple, Grapes, Orange and Pomegranate)
  • Sugar - 2 tsp

Time Required: 10 mins


1) Chop the fruits in to cubes.
2) Instead of regular custard milk mixture, here I used the curd / (Whole milk Yogurt) & milk
3) Add 2 tsp sugar. You can skip sugar and have it with the natural sweetness of the fruits
4) Chill it for an hour then serve it.
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Vegetable Salad


Vegetables are packed with vital minerals and vitamins that our body needs. Here it is a simple way of dish to treat and refresh your body.


  • Zucchini or Cucumber (peeled and thinly Sliced)
  • 1 cup of  Salad leaves
  • 1 Onion (Thinly sliced into rings)
  • 2-3 Red and Yellow capsicum (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 2-3 Carrots (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 1 Tomato (thinly sliced into rings)
  • 1 Red Radish (peeled and thinly sliced) (optional)
  • 1 small lettuce  (shredded) (optional)
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Chaat Masala /black salt to taste 

Time Required: 15 mins


1) Take big bowl add all chopped vegetables (except Zucchini or cucumber).
2) Sprinkle salt, pepper, Chaat masala and lemon Juice mix well and store it in fridge.
3) In a plate arrange Zucchini and Salad leaves and in the center of the plate add the marinated vegetable mix.

Yummy healthy tasteful Vegetable Salad is Ready to munch
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