Thursday, October 29, 2009

Russian Salad

French Beans- 100 gms
Carrot- 100 gms
Shelled peas-75 gms
Potato- 200 gms
Apples- 2
Pineapple-2 slices
Lettuce leaves-3 or 4
Fresh cream- 100 gms
Mayonnaise- 2 tbsp
salt, white pepper, sugar to taste
Peel and chop carrots and potatos. Chop beans into half inch lengths. Boil all the vegetables and keep aside. Peel and chop apples into cubes. Chop pineapple slices. Mix the cream, mayonnaise, salt, pepper and sugar well. Add the boiled vegetables and fruits. Mix well. Arrange the lettuce leaves in a dish and transfer the salad onto the leaves. Alternatively, serve the salad with tomato slices on the side. If desired, you can add boiled cauliflower florets also.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pasta Salad

Cooked pasta- 100 gms
Capsicum- Red, yellow and green- one each
Carrot- 1 medium- cut into juliennes
Tomatoes- 3 medium- dice or cut into strips
Spring onions- 5 nos- cut into long pieces
Cucumber- Peel and cut into strips
Lettuce- a few leaves- chopped
For dressing:
Peanuts- 4 tbsp- Dry roast and coarsely crush
Garlic- 1 clove- chopped fine
Sesame seeds- 2 tbsps- lightly roasted
Coriander leaves- 2 tbsp- Remove all stalk and chop
Lemon Juice- 2 tsps
White pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Olive oil- 1 tbsp
Sugar- 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Mix well all the salad ingredients in a bowl. Prepare the dressing and mix with the vegetables. Toss lightly and serve.