Coleslaw - 1, Indian Cabbage & Carrot Salad
Gajar Patta-gobhi Salad
Coleslaw is a simple and nutritious salad, and very easy to make. You can make it with or without Mayonnaise.
1/4 medium head cabbage, very finely shredded
2 medium carrots, peeled and grated
Juice of 1 lime/lemon or 2 tbsp. Mayonnaise
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. rock salt
1 tsp. cumin, dry roasted and coarsely ground*
1-2 tbsp. peanuts with skin, roasted in a microwave for 6 minutes (3 minutes, stir, 3 minutes).
You can also add a couple of sliced green chillies.
Tarka or tempering (optional):
1 tsp. oil (olive is good)
1/2 tsp. black mustard seeds or rai
6-7 curry leaves
*Dry fry cumin seeds on a griddle or tava until a nice, roasted aroma fills the kitchen.
Place cabbage, carrots, salt, pepper and cumin in a bowl. Dribble lemon juice on top and mix well.
Cover with a cling film and chill in a fridge.
Just before serving, garnish with peanuts and temper as below.
Tempering or tarka:
Heat oil in a ladle.
Add mustard seeds. As soon as they splutter, add curry leaves. Stir for a few seconds and pour over the salad.
Mix and serve.
Also see Salad Selection.