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Indian cuisine is a riot of colours, flavours, and spices. Every state has its own unique culture- ingrained taste bud. And, to many of us staying within familiar tastes is a sacrosanct act. Of course an occasional trip to a speciality restaurant that serves another fare is ok. But, as a matter of routine ...at home...NO!

One of the benefits of being born to parents who dared an interstate marriage (am talking about India of the 70's) was being able to widen a regional taste bud to accept, experiment and, relish eclectic cuisines :-)

I love food! Be it traditional or fusion, cooking is all about turning out fare that is tasty and healthy.I welcome all lovers of good food to come on aboard and share your kitchen adventures.

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Dershana

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Rainbow Salad Meal

When my veggie intake has been low for a couple of days (nowadays weeks), I decide it is time to make my rainbow salad meal. I call it a meal 'cause it is substantial in itself. For an extra dose of protein alongside, I serve grilled chicken or chickpea sundal.Sometimes I just decide to toss in a handful of sprouts into the salad itself.



Red bell pepper - 1
Yellow bell pepper - 1
Carrot - 1
Zucchini - 1/2
Broccoli - 1 small head
Purple cabbage - a few leaves
Celery - 1/2" stick
Macaroni (any kind) - 1 cup (boiled as per manufacturer's instructions)


For the dressing
Low fat yoghurt - 2 tablespoons
Extra virgin olive oil - 2 teaspoons
Lemon juice - 1 tablespoon
Mustard paste - a couple of teaspoons
Green chillies - 2 Nos
Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
Ground pepper - 1/2 teaspoon



Whisk everything together with a fork or, put them into a glass bottle with lid and shake well.

Cut all veggies into small strips. Steam them for just a couple of minutes (skip this step if you want to). Add the cooked macroni. Pour in the dressing, toss evrything together really well. Let rest covered for 15 minutes. Eat



My salad is off to the Food for 7 Stages of Life - Healthy Fast Food event on at Sourashtra Kitchen and Cook like a bong

12 comments:

Preety said...

love salads, always a great healthy option..like your dressing recipe

Tina said...

Healthy and delicious...

sowmya.s said...

nice yummy dressing..delicious..

Asha said...

Nothing makes you feel better than having a salad, specially in Summer. Good one.

Cham said...

As u said grilled chicken to the side makes a perfect meal! I like to have salad time to time :)

Usha said...

Healthy and delicious salad ! Looks inviting...

RV said...

Please send it for the event....sounds healthy and delicious... btw I love the ingredients in Dressing...

Malar Gandhi said...

Love that catchy title:) Salad sounds very refreshing to me:)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Looks very healthy and heavenly!!! Nice one to bring up the veggie intake!!!

Yasmeen said...

More the merrier,love all the veggies :D

Rachana Kothari said...

Wow! what a tempting Salad...I could finish off that plate:)

shanthi said...

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