Wednesday, 18 February 2015


Blackgram and Pasta Medley Cooked Salad


Black Gram                             - 2 cups soaked and boiled
Soup Pasta                               - 1 cup boiled
Tomato                                    - 1 cup chopped finely
Cucumber                                - 1 cup chopped finely
Onion                                       - 1 cup chopped finely
Carrot                                       - 1/2 cup grated
Radish                                      - 1/2 cup grated
Garam Masala                          - 1/4 tspoon
Salt                                           - To taste
Turmeric                                  - 1/4 tspoon
Chaat Masala                           - 1/2 tspoon
Cumin Seed                             - 1/2 tspoon
Asafetida                                 - a pinch
Apple                                       - 1/4 cup grated


Heat up the oil in a pan, crackle the cumin and add the asafetida to it.
Fry the onion in it until translucent.

Add tomatoes, grated carrots and grated radish to it. Fry it for 2 minutes.

Now add in all the dry spices to it and mix well for another minute.

Now add the pasta to the pan. Give it a good mix.

Now it's Blackgram's turn to come in the pan. Add the boiled black grams in the pan and mix it very well.

Mix well and add cucumber cubes to it. Switch off the flame, once cucumbers are added in.

Take out is a serving bowl and garnish with grated apples. You can add other fruits such as pomegranate kernels, chopped berries and so on.

The salad is ready to serve as breakfast, side dish or evening snack.

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