Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Healthy salad

Matar Raitha/peas salad
When i was a kid my mom used to make special yoghurt dressing salad with cucumber ,tomato and onion and me and my brothers used to enjoy it a lot.Somehow home made salad dressing just tastes better to me.What i like is the rich creamy tangy yoghurt dressing and the nice flavour of fried garlic with a hint of sweetness which comes from the fresh green peas that i have used as a main ingredient.All together its yummy ,tangy and creamy yoghurt dip which goes well with almost anything....

  • 1/4 cup Peas(shelled )
  • 1 cup Curd ( thick)
  • 5-6 Garlic cloves( sliced)
  • 2 Green chillies ( chopped)
  • 2tsp Coriander leaves ( roughly chopped)
  • 1tsp Pudina/Mint leaves
  • 1-2 whole red chillies 
  • 1tsp Oil
Cooking Directions
  1. Blanch peas in boiling water for 5 minutes and strain.
  2. Heat oil in a pan add sliced garlic and sauté for a few seconds,then add peas and both the chillies and saute again for 2 minutes.
  3. Add salt to taste and mix it well,
  4. Lastly add both chopped pudina /mint leaves and coriander leaves and saute for a second and switch off the gas.
  5. Mix peas mixture with curd and some pepper and serve with any type of pulao or parata