Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Gajar Koshambir Ver 1.0 | Carrot-Peanut Salad

Apart from their nutritive value, carrots are a crunchy, tasty, and deliciously sweet vegetable. Carrots are ideal for snacking, desserts, bhajis, and salads. The wonderful thing about carrots is that they take on flavour very well. Gajar Koshambir or Indian-style Carrot Salad is a great salad to add to an afternoon meal. Its fresh citrusy flavour is superb in adding balance to any curry, vegetable, and even rice. Here's how I make Gajar Koshambir.

More Raw Carrot Recipes @ Annarasa:
Gajar Koshambir Ver 2.0 | Carrot Yogurt Salad
Gajar March No Sambharo | Fresh Carrot Green Chile Pickle
Gajar Adrak Chatni | Carrot & Ginger Chutney

3 large carrots
3 tbsp peanuts, roasted
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp cilantro, chopped fine
1 green chilli, chopped fine
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp sugar

  1. Grate the carrots and place in a mixing bowl.
  2. Crush the peanuts coarsely. Mix in the peanuts with the salt, sugar, cilantro, and green chilli.
  3. Squeeze the lemon into this mix. Blend well.
  4. Pour into a serving bowl. Chill for at least an hour before serving.
This recipe goes to The Cooker who is hosting JFI: Carrots this month. JFI,the brainchild of Indira of Mahanandi blog. It also goes out to Mansi of Fun & Food Cafe who is hosting a Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipe Carnival.

Vegan Recipe, Dairy Free Recipe

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  1. Woww wat a crunchy salad..peanuts in salad, no doubt they will taste divine..

  2. this is one of most favpured dinners

  3. that's one of my favorite side salads! I love it! thanks for sending it in!:)

  4. adding peanuts looks good...never i usedk peanuts in kosambri. will try

  5. Like Vanamala said, I've never added peanuts to Koshambir.
    Itrs a good idea to give this lovely salad some crunch.
    Nice to see you posting again.

  6. This is one of my favorite salad. A friend from karnataka had made this once. I have never added peanuts,but add coconut to it.


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