Sunday, December 15, 2013


Salad is usually made of leafy & fresh raw vegetables.  It is a ready to eat dish which is served either chilled or in room temperature.  Salads are very good for our health. Doctors advice that we should take at least one salad every meal. Each colour we add has its own nutritional value.  Salads are also served with salad dressings or garnishes.  

In this particular salad i am using chick peas & rajma along with coloured capsicums/ bell peppers.  Chick peas & rajma are full of protein, carbohydrates, magnesium, sodium potassium & dietary fibers.  Capsicum or bell pepper also is full of potassium, sodium, carbohydrates, vitamin-A, vitamin-C, vitamin-B6, iron, magnesium & other dietary fibers.  Here is my recipe for a healthy protein rich salad.   

Preparation time:  15 mts          Cooking time: 15 mts       Serves:   2-4


White chickpeas               -   1/2 cup
Rajma (kidney beans)      -    1/2 cup
Red capsicum                   -   1 no
Yellow capsicum               -    1 no
Green capsicum               -     1 no
Salt                                     -    to taste
Pepper powder                -    1/2 tsp
Lemon                               -    1 no. small


Soak the chickpeas & rajma overnight.  Pressure cook it till it is ready.  Cut all the capsicums in to small pieces. Extract juice from the lemon & keep it aside.  Drain the cooked chickpeas & rajma.  Put all the ingredients into a bowl.  Add the salt, pepper & lime juice.  Mix it all well.  Multi coloured salad is ready.    


We can make different types of salads using our creative imagination.


1) Boil the chickpeas & rajma to the right consistency.  Don't overcook it.

2) We can even skip salt as we are using lime juice.

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