Tuesday, October 13

Yogurt Salad



For a healthy balanced diet we do need to incorporate some salad varieties in our diet. Having same salad daily too won't help us much. And as, nowadays we do eat a lot of spicy as well as junk food, so a great way to cool our stomach is a Yogurt based salad, and that too with a combination of cucumbers, is the best to cool ourselves. This salad goes perfectly with our indian food. We can say its a sort of Tzatziki , a Greek starter dish, which basically contains cucumber with yogurt, olive and herb dressing as its main ingredients...It itself is quite filling, so can be made for light meals too.


Ingredients:

Fresh Yogurt 1/2 cup
Tomato 1
Onions diced 1
Cucumber, deseeded 1
Fresh corn kernels 1/3 cup
Lettuce(/Cubed cabbage leaves)
Capsicum 1 small
Mixed herbs
Feta cheese(/ crumbled paneer) 1 tbsp
lemon juice 1 tsp
Extra Virgin olive oil 1 tbsp
Crushed fresh pepper 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Method:

Firstly make hung curd. Simply put the curd in a muslin cloth and hang it at some convinient location, so as all the water drips, needs to be done for atleast about 15-20 minutes.
Next chop the tomato into small cubes, remove all the seeds and the juice .
Deseed cucumber with the help of spoon and chop it too into small cubes.
Chop capsicum into small pieces.
Also shred 3-4 lettuce leaves( or can make big squares of cabbage leaves instead).
Take fresh corn and cut corn kernels out of it with a knief( better don't use canned ones, it makes a huge difference in taste)
Now, mix all the other salad dressing ingredients(except salt), and toss gently.
Chill in refrigerator till the time of serving.
Before serving add salt to taste.

Tips:

DO NOT add salt beforehand , as the whole salad gets watery, and looses its texture.
Do remove all the water from tomato , as well as washed lettuce leaves(better dry it with paper towel, as it may contain lots of water after washing)
Best served chilled.



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EC of simple indian Food for WYF: Light meals Event.
Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes for No Croutons required.

30 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

Thats a really lovely pic..looks very healthy & colourful...

Neha said...

Thanx sushma..

Sunshinemom said...

Such a pretty picture!! Is that a spring onion stem that you have garnished with?

Soma Pradhan said...

Looks Nice and refreshing

Nithya said...

Wow.. this sounds really healthy and yummy. :) Lovely click too

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...looks yummmy...love that garnish and thank u for those tips...

Tina said...

Colourful and healthy salad. Nice presentation and click too.

SE(Denufood) said...

HI Neha,
Thanks for visiting my blog...and your blog is awesome with some great photos!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

very health and yummy salad Neha...

AnuSriram said...

Hmmm... Looks lovely and colourful! Wonderful picture!

Tasty Trix said...

This looks great - I'll have to try it!

VS said...

Lovely picture Neha!

Sireesha said...

Looks superb...lovely pic..

Sanghi said...

Wow.. delicious salad neha!! One of my favt!!:)

Rohini said...

Sounds so healthy and yummy!! Perect pic!!

Neha said...

@ Harini, yep its a spring onion stem, cut, and then soaked in cold water, so it curls up...

And thanx you all ....

Suma Rajesh said...

woo looks simple and healthy..can have it anytime..

Cynthia said...

Such a beautiful salad Neha.

SE(Denufood) said...

Hi Neha..wishing you and your family, a very happy and prosperous diwali !

Mansi said...

yogurt is always a great alternative to fatty dressings!

Happy Diwali to you! and I'd also like to invite you to dish out something sweet for the Sweet celebrations event on my blog if you can!:)

Veggie Belly said...

looks really healthy and refreshing! i made a similar vegetable sald, but with more yogurt..like a raita :)

rachel said...

Looks very refreshing..

jeyashrisuresh said...

wow such a healthy salad.And great tips too.Very nicely presented.Thanks for visiting my blog

EC said...

Looks so attractive..thanks for the entry

myspicykitchen said...

tempting & gorgeous picture... looks delicious

my kitchen said...

Colorful & healthy salad

Jyoti said...

Hey, just stumbled upon ur blog... a very nice blog.. i am a vegetarian too and am always looking for recipes.. i am glad i found urs... your salad is just ultimate... loves ur moong dal halva too.. i am also going to give it a try..:)

I am new to blogging.. do visit my blog at:
www.theveggiehut.blogspot.com
Cheers,
Happy blogging

Jyoti

Manjusha Sinha said...

Hi Neha, This is a really cool recipe for salad. I liked your recipes a lot, please do "follow" my blog http://www.lajjatdaar.blogspot.com whenever you get time, Thanks Manjusha

Shanavi said...

hey, my favourite...first time here and am so glad to follow u..

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Rosita Vargas said...

exquisita y saludable,lindas recetas me gusta tu cocina,cariƱos y abrazos.

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