Tandoori Peanut Salad

30 mins
Serves 4 people
Author: Rajni Ram
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A Salad is an assortment of vegetables and (or) fruits, of which atleast one is raw. A salad is often dressed and served at room temperature. Typically there are five types of salads- Green salad, Fruit salad, Rice and Pasta salads, Bound salads, Dinner salads and dessert salads.

This Tandoori Peanut salad is a tasty combination of Soaked and cooked Peanuts, and some summer fruits and vegetables. The Tandoori masala takes this simple Salad to a completely different level. I prefer having this salad as my 4 PM snack, as it is just so perfect for early evening or mid-morning hunger pangs.

Once the mangoes I have used here are excluded or used in lesser quantities, this salad becomes a perfect diabetics delight. It has proteins to keep them full for longer, and I have used cucumber and fruits low on the GI so that no heavy salad dressing is required. Enjoy the wholesome goodness.

Ingredients

  1. Raw Peanuts (soaked, pressure cooked, and water drained)
  2. Cucumber 1 medium diced
  3. Tomato 1 large roughly chopped
  4. Ripe Mango ( optional) 1/4 of a medium one
  5. Pomegranate seeds 1/4 cup
  6. Orange/Mandarin segments-skin removed – a few
  7. Mint leaves or any fresh herb-few sprigs
  8. Salt as required
  9. Red chilli flakes 2 tsp
  10. Tandoori Masala 1 tsp (store bought)
  11. Lemon juice of half a lemon
  12. Olive oil 2 tsp
  1. Soak raw Peanuts for 2 hours atleast, and pressure cook them for 4 whistles. Let pressure settle,drain water and cool the peanuts. Take the peanuts in a bowl and add, diced cucumbers followed by mango( Black Plum aka Java plum for diabetics), pomegranate, peeled orange segments, and tomatoes.
  2. Now add Salt, red chilli/paprika powder, Tandoori masala powder, Lemon juice, Mint leaves, olive oil, and give it all a good mix. The healthy and delicious salad is ready.

Soak raw Peanuts for 2 hours atleast, and pressure cook them for 4 whistles.Let pressure settle,drain water and cool the peanuts. Take the peanuts in a bowl and add, diced cucumbers followed by mango( Black Plum aka Java plum for diabetics), pomegranate, peeled orange segments, and tomatoes. Now add Salt, red chilli/paprika powder, Tandoori masala powder, lemon juice, Mint leaves, olive oil, and give it all a good mix. The healthy and delicious salad is ready.

Notes:

  1. Instead of Peanuts, Kabuli Chana(black chickpeas), or even Chickpeas can be used.
  2. Diabetics can substitute Mango with Java Plum(Naval Pazham, Jambu fruit) when in season.
  3. The Tandoori masala gives the salad a nice earthy taste, try not to skip that. Store bought will do.

 

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