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Healthy Salad

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5 A day concept being quite talked about by every one starting from school kids to tele shows. Just thought , why know make a Salad to earn one of the 5 a day sticker .

Ingredients:

  1. Lettuce :Take a handful .Wash it well and chop is finely
  2. Cucumber: 6″ length. Slice it finely into 1″ each
  3. Carrots: 6″length.Slice it into thin carrot sticks
  4. Salad onions : 2 stock : Slice it into thin pieces
  5. Cherry Tomato: 5-6 Nos. Dice them into 4 pieces each
  6. Sliced Black olives : 10-15 nos
  7. Green Pepper : a small piece . Slice it into thin length wise pieces
  8. Olive Oil : 2-4 tsp
  9. Salt: to taste
  10. Pepper : 3/4tsp
  11. Dried basil : 1/2 tsp

How to make our delight?

  1. In a clean washed bowl , add all the vegetables.
  2. Drizzle a little bit of extra olive oil onto them. Add salt to taste .Also add freshly ground pepper from the mill.
  3. Sprinkle about half a tsp of dried basil. Using 2 spatulas , toss the vegetables with other ingredients a few times .
  4. Healthy starter salad is ready to be served.

Servings : 2 people

Jhatpat Aloo – quicky potatoes

Ingredients :

  1. Boiled potatoes : 2-3 large size
  2. Onions : 1 medium size
  3. Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
  4. Coriander(dhaniya) powder : 1/2 tsp
  5. Cumin(jeera) powder : 1/2 tsp
  6. Garam masala powder : 3/4 tsp ( optional)
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Oil :3-4 tsp
  9. cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp
  10. red chilli powder : 1/2 – 1 tsp or crushed green chillies

Ps: if cumin & coriander powder are not available separately , add the dhaniya – jeera powder.
Method:

  • Chop the potatoes fairly big sized than the regular size.Since the potatoes are already cooked , they tend to mash quickly.
  • Chop the onions either finely or length wise.
  • In a non stick wok , add 2-3 tsp of oil. Add cumin seeds and allow it to splutter.
  • Now add the chopped onions and fry it until it gets transparent. Add a pinch of salt while frying the onions to remove the water content in the onions quickly & helps in quick frying.
  • Add the remaining ingredients – turmeric , chilli powder, coriander ,cumin powder & salt . Also add the chopped potatoes. Now stir them until they get mixed well. Let the vegetable be stirred in low flame for about 3-5 min. ( Adding Garam Masala is optional)
  • Turn off the flame . Add coriander leaves and garnish the potatoes.
  • Jhatpat aloo is ready to be served.