Mixed Vegetable Salad | healthy eating

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Today, salads form an important part of our diet more so than ever. We are more mindful of what we eat, though cannot cut down at all times. The alarming rise of death rates, obesity and risk to life style diseases are some of the factors that have made us to change for good.

Salads are highly nutritious and less in calories. They are filling and tasty. Here is one such salad that I love to binge on.

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mixed vegetable salad

Ingredients:

  • 4 cucumber
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 capsicum
  • 1 cup sweet corn kernels

For the seasoning:

  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt to taste

Method:

  • Wash all the vegetables (except the onions).
  • Cut the cucumber into small pieces.
  • Dice the tomato and capsicum into small cubes.
  • Cut the onion finely.
  • Put the corn kernels in hot water for sometime, drain the water and put in a colander after sometime.
  • Mix all the veggies in a bowl.
  • Mix the pepper powder and salt in lemon juice. Add olive oil to it. Mix and pour it over the salad.
  • Chill and serve.

Take a tip:

  • You can add carrots, I have not added here.
  • Add walnuts and raisins if you are giving it to children.

A few of my other salad recipes Watermelon and cucumber salad Kidney bean salad Two way crunchy salad  Exotic Spinach Salad

 

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mixed vegetable salad

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Mixed Vegetable Salad

Mixed vegetable salad is a refreshing and healthy salad. 

Course Salad
Cuisine international
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 4 cucumber
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red tomato
  • 1 capsicum
  • 1 bowl sweet corn kernels

For seasoning

  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash the veggies (except onion) and pat dry.

  2. Cut onions finely.

  3. Cut cucumber into small pieces.

  4. Dice the tomato and capsicum.

  5. Put the sweet corn kernels in hot water for sometime. Drain and put in a colander.

  6. Mix all the veggies together.

  7. Mix the lemon juice, pepper powder, salt and olive oil.

  8. Put the seasoning over the salad. Chill and serve.

Recipe Notes

If you are using fresh corn, you need to boil them. I have used frozen corn kernels.

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Salad recipes from co-bloggers :

Grilled Corn Nectarine salad  Chickpea with fruit and nutsalad  Grilled paneer salad with honey viniagerette  Fruit and Veggie Pasta Salad Cold Noodle salad

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Restaurant style roti

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Rajbhog milkshake

Milkshakes are an all time favourite of kids.  I find it a good remedy for stubborn kids who refuse to drink milk. They are ideal for working men as it is healthy and filling. It is an ideal breakfast menu.

It was during the summer holidays, we visited a new restaurant and this caught my attention. It was simply  amazing and the kids loved it. One  day I thought I should give it a try and it not only turned out well but awaited !

Ingredients  :

  • Milk 2 glasses
  • ice cream 2 scoops
  • dates 6
  • almonds 4
  • cashews 6
  • banana 2
  • sugar 1tsp ( optional)
  • vanilla essence a few drops
  • ice cream for topping

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Method :

Soak dates, almonds and cashews in half a cup of hot milk for half an hour. Grind them together. Now add bananas,ice cream  and milk and blend together. Add sugar if needed .  Chill and serve with a topping of ice cream.

Handy hints:

Freeze the bananas before hand. It gives a good texture.

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Custardapple milkshake

Custard apple,a seasonal fruit, creamy, sugary  and pulpy is loved by many except the mess of eating it .It is considered to be the fruit of the Lords. It is a delicious fruit ideal to make desserts.The seeds are a menace to eat  Oh!  boy,  but choose the one with bigger eyes and you are going to love it.

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Ingredients 

 Custard apple 2

milk chilled 2 glasses

sugar 1 tsp

 vanilla milk powder 1 tsp

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something differnt !

Method :

Remove the pulp from the seeds. Blend all the ingredients together. Serve chilled.

 

 

Green gram veggie

Green gram is widely used in South India to make as an accompaniment with jowar roti or chapati. It is mixed with a few spices and cooked well. It is often made as it is healthy and  makes a good substitute for the regular veggies.

The ingredients that you need are :

  • greengram 1 bowl  
  • onion 2
  • green chilles 3
  • ginger 1inch
  • coriander leaves half bunch
  • oil 2tsp
  • cumin seeds 1/4tsp
  • asafoetida 1/8tsp
  • turmeric powder 1/8tsp
  • salt to taste
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a regular food down south

Method :

  • Cook the green gram in a pressure cooker.
  • Grind coriander leaves,ginger and green chillies to a fine paste.
  • Cut onions into small pieces.
  • Heat oil in a kadai,add the mustard seeds. When they crackle add asafoetida , turmeric powder and the onions. Saute till light pink. Add the paste and salt and mix well. Now ,add the cooked green gram to it and mix well. Simmer for five minutes. 
  • Serve with chapati or jowar roti.

 

Tomato and Onion Salad

The tomato and onion salad is a simple yet tasty salad which can be made quickly. It tastes great as an accompaniment with chapati or roti. 

Ingredients that you need are :

  • tomatoes 4
  • onions 2
  • green chillies 2
  • sugar 1/4 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • oil 2 tsp
  • mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
  • asafoetida a pinch
  • turmeric 1/4 tsp
  • curry leaves a few
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a colourful platter

 

To make :

Wash and dice tomatoes and onions into small pieces. Mix them in a bowl. Make seasoning with mustard seeds, asafoetida,turmeric, green chilly and curry leaves. Add salt and sugar. Garnish with fresh parsley.
Choose bright red tomatoes. Make use of the firm ones for salads.

Take a tip:

  • Use fresh vegetables for salads.
  • Cutting of veggies play an important role in salads. Each gives a different taste. Grating, slicing into small chunks or big chunks, each is unique.
  • Make sure you cut all of them the same way.

 

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Dal with green leaf

Tur dal cooked with green leaf vegetables is healthy and makestheideal south indian meal. It is popular  as “pappu” in Andhra while in Karnataka it is known as ” muddipalya” . Our meals seems to be highlighted by a variety of green leaves as spinach, methi  or many others which are abundantly avilable. This is the recipe of Karnataka.

INGREDIENTS :

  • tur dal 1 cup 
  • spinach  1 cluster
  • methi 1 cluster 
  • green chillies 4
  • oil 2 tbsp
  • mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • asafoetida a pinch
  • turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • tamarind  a lemon size
  • salt to taste
  • sambar powder 1 tsp

 

 

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a complete meal

METHOD :

Cook tur dal in pressure cooker. Cut the stalk of the green leaves and chop them finely. Put them in salt water for sometime. Heat oil in a kadai and make the seasoning with mustard, asafoetida, turmeric and green chillies. Add the green leaves and salt, mix and let cook for sometime. Then add the cooked dal and mix well. Let boil for sometime. Then, add the tamarind pulp  and sambar powder and allow to  simmer on low flame for five minutes. Serve with hot rice or jowar roti.