Archive for the ‘Indian Salad Recipes’ Category

Kavita’s Kachumber

June 16, 2008

I love fresh ingredients with my meal.  This is a classical salsa salad that I make for my family


2 to 3 large tomatoes, diced
1 large cucumber, peeled and finely diced
1/4th cup red onion, finely diced
1 Green chili, finely chopped 
20 sprigs of cilantro leaves minced
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4th teaspoon salt
3 to 5 tablespoons lemon juice
1. Toss the tomatoes, cucumber and onion together.
2. Add the green chili, coriander leaves, sugar, salt, and lemon juice and mix well.
3. Serve chilled.
Serves as a great accompaniment with curries.


Recipe – Sprouted Moong Dal

June 12, 2008

3 cups of sprouted moong beans (1 package of Ajika Moong Beans soaked overnight, drained and kept in a strainer to let it sprout – takes a day or two but is worth the wait)
1 cup onion minced
2 green chilies minced
1 tbsp. mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
1 tbsp. of dry coconut
1 tbsp. of ghee
1/2 tsp. turmeric
Salt to taste

cilantro and lime juice to taste

Heat ghee in a pan or wok. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves.  After the mustard seeds start to splutter add onions and green chili and saute till onions are transclucent. stir in the rest of the ingredients. Toss and steam for about 5 minutes. Sprinkle some fresh cilantro and lime juice and serve.