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Showing posts with label SALAD RECIPES. Show all posts

November 6, 2019

Boiled Peanut Chaat Recipe / Peanut Masala Chaat Recipe

Recently I tasted boiled peanut chaat as a starter in a lunch buffet. We loved it very much. So I tried at home when my neighbor gave me a bag full of raw groundnuts from her own farm. As the groundnuts were fresh, I pressure cooked it and made this chaat. You can also use roasted peanuts instead. It gives an additional crunchy taste. Raksha loved it very much. I am sure your kids will love it too. You can make it for their snacks box, after school evening snacks or for birthday party too.  Its a quick and simple recipe. All you have to do is just chop the vegetables, mix boiled or roasted peanuts and serve ! Lets see how to make this easy, yummy peanut chaat recipe with step by step pictures and video.

Video: Boiled Peanut Chaat Recipe

  Easy, kids friendly peanut chaat recipe

Boiled peanut chaat recipe

Boiled peanut chaat recipe

Boiled peanut chaat recipe with cooked peanuts, onion, carrot, tomato and spice powders

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Chaat recipe
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

1 cup = 250ml
  • Boiled peanuts or roasted peanuts - 1 cup
  • Big onion - 1 (small sized, finely chopped)
  • Bangalore tomato - 1 (small sized, finely chopped)
  • Carrot - 1 (grated)
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Lemon juice - few drops
  • Chaat masala - 1/4 tsp to 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp to 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Sugar - 1/4 tsp
  • Sev / Bhujia / Omapodi – to sprinkle / garnish
  1. Wash and cut the vegetables finely.
  2. Wash and soak raw peanuts in water for 30 minutes.
  3. Pressure cook peanuts in enough water and salt in very low flame for one whistle.
  4. Remove and drain the excess water.
  5. Take the boiled peanuts in a bowl. Add onion, tomato, carrot and coriander leaves.
  6. Mix chaat masala, spice powders, salt and sugar. Sprinkle lemon juice and mix well.
  7. Lastly garnish with sev / omapodi and serve immediately for best taste !
  • Wash and chop onion, tomato, coriander leaves finely. Wash and peel the carrot skin. Grate it and set aside.

  • Wash and soak the raw peanuts in water for one hour. Pressure cook it adding sufficient water and required salt. Cook in low flame for one whistle.  

  • Remove after the steam is released. Drain the excess water. Set aside.

  • In a wide bowl, take the boiled peanuts, finely chopped onion, tomato, coriander leaves and grated carrot. Add salt, chilli powder, chaat masala, cumin powder, salt and sugar. You can also add a pinch of black salt if you like. 

  • Lastly add lemon juice and mix well. Garnish with sev / omapodi and serve immediately for best taste.
  • Enjoy !


  • Adjust the quantity of chilli powder and chaat masala as per your taste.
  • You can use roasted peanuts with skin instead of boiled peanuts.
  • Lemon juice is optional but it adds a nice taste.
  • For variations, you can add pomegranate, grated coconut and boiled sweet corn kernels. 

Easy, yummy boiled peanut chaat is ready to enjoy ! Just dig in !!
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October 29, 2019

Sprouted Green Gram Salad – Sprouts Salad Recipe

Whenever I think of weight loss, we eat this sprouts salad for lunch instead of our regular meals with rice. Sprouts are one of the best choice for weight loss. Basically sprouts are very nutritious. They offer a variety of health benefits like easier digestion, improved blood sugar levels, lowers bad cholesterol and a lower risk of heart disease as its a good source of anti oxidants. It is also rich in Potassium, Magnesium and Fiber which reduces blood pressure. Sendhil used to take this salad in his lunch box for office almost everyday when he was under weight loss treatment. Apart from this salad he also did workout, consistent walking for at least 45 minutes per day. It helped him to lose nearly 10 kgs in 2 to 3 months.

Children, elderly people, pregnant women and people with weak immune system should avoid eating raw or lightly cooked bean sprouts. Actually this moong bean sprouts salad recipe was suggested by my gynecologist for weight loss after delivery. So I followed the same for Sendhil as well. My doctor also suggested a raw green gram salad for milk secretion during lactation. Its a sweet salad recipe. I will post it soon.  In Karnataka, people make this green gram salad adding pomegranate, coconut and do the seasoning which is very tasty. It is called as Kosambari in Kannada. For variations, I make it once in a week.  I will try to post that recipe as well. Now lets see this basic sprouts salad with easily available vegetables and ingredients.

Sprouts salad recipe - Sprouted moong bean salad for weight loss

Sprouts salad recipe - Sprouted moong bean salad for weight loss

Sprouted green gram salad for weight loss.

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Salad
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes

1 cup = 240ml
  • Sprouted green gram/ moong bean sprouts - 1/2 cup
  • Carrot - 2 no
  • Big onion - 1
  • Coriander leaves - Few
  • Lemon juice - Few drops
  • Pepper powder - as needed
  • Salt - as required.
  1. Wash the green gram sprouts in drinking water and keep in a bowl.
  2. Peel and grate carrot. Finely chop onion, coriander leaves.
  3. Add to the sprouts and mix well. Add required salt, lemon juice and pepper powder.
  4. Mix well and serve. You can also pack this for lunch box.
  5. Make this easy sprouts salad for weight loss. It really helps !
  • Wash and peel the carrot. Grate it. Chop the big onion and coriander leaves finely. Set aside. (I used turbo chopper for chopping onion, carrot and coriander leaves finely.)

  • In a bowl, take green gram sprouts. Add grated carrot and finely chopped onion, coriander leaves.

  • Add the required salt, pepper powder and few drops of lemon juice. Mix well and serve.
    Enjoy !


  • Adjust the quantity of pepper powder and lemon juice as per your taste.
  • For variations, you can add freshly grated coconut and finely chopped cucumber too.
  • I used my turbo chopper for chopping carrot, onion and coriander leaves finely.
  • You can also use boiled moong instead of raw ones.

Easy, healthy moong sprouts salad is ready to eat !

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August 6, 2014


 Mixed vegetable salad
We think about salad recipes only when we think about diet or weight loss, Right?. Whenever I pack vegetable salad for Sendhil’s lunch box, his colleagues ask him “What Sendhil, diet aa “ ?? We all have this mind set. I too had the habit of eating salads only in buffet and banquets and I was making varieties of vegetable and sprouts salad recipes for Sendhil’s lunch only to cut down the intake of rice when he was under diet to overcome some health issues.

But nowadays, I have introduced salads in our daily routine just to consume raw vegetables in a healthy and tasty way. I must thank my friend Shalini for urging me to make salad by suggesting some easy & quick recipes.When I browsed for mixed vegetable salad recipes, I found most of them with celery & lettuce leaves. But I couldn’t get these vegetables in small shops nearby my house. So I tried this simple salad recipe in Indian style with vegetables we can get easily even in petty shops especially in India. I used just 1/2 tsp of olive oil for salad dressing which is completely optional. Other than this, this is a low calorie, basic, simple Indian vegetable salad which you can make in minutes. Do try this healthy, easy salad recipe for your kids and family. Stay healthy and fit !
Vegetables for salad

Indian vegetable salad recipe

Indian vegetable salad recipe Mixed vegetable salad recipe using Indian vegetables !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Salad
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes


  • Carrot - 1 no (small)
  • Big onion - 1/2 no
  • Tomato - 1/2 no (use deseeded)
  • Cucumber - 1/4 no (small)
  • Capsicum- 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Cabbage - 1 leaf (chopped or grated)
  • Coriander leaves - few
  • Salt - as needed
  • Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp (adjust)
  • Lemon juice - few drops
  • Olive oil or coking oil – 1/2 tsp

  • Wash and chop all the vegetables into small cubes. Deseed tomato n cucumber if you are packing this salad for lunch box because it will leave water. Else deseeding is optional. Add salt, lemon juice and pepper powder. Mix well. Lastly add 1/2 tsp of oil, mix and serve ! Adjust the quantity of pepper powder as per your taste buds ! Enjoy !


  • For variations, you can add a handful of pomegranate seeds to make it a colourful fruit and vegetable salad.
  • U can also add a handful of boiled sweet corn kernels.
  • If you are making for kids, try adding few pieces of badam, cashews and dates. It will give a crunchy taste.
  • This salad won’t leave water unless you add more tomatoes and cucumber with seeds.
Do check out my vegetable & fruits salad for kids and parties !

Try this easy, yummy, colorful salad recipe. U will love its simplicity and taste !

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