Carrot cabbage salad/raitha/Koshimbir
After ranting in each of my posts on salads about including it in our daily menu, I have finally managed to do so successfully to some extent. So this is one method which I have tried with various vegetables and we have been liking it a lot.
I had had this cabbage koshimbir for the first time in a get together at a friend's place who is a Maharashtrian. I had promptly taken the recipe that time though I took ages to make it.The important inclusion in this are the peanuts which gives a nice nutty taste to the salad. Peanuts for the Maharashtrians is like coconut for the southies. I am quite fond of it and try to make a small batch of powdered peanuts and store it in air tight container. So its quite easy to make this kind of salads or I occasionally add them in some dry curries too..tastes great!!
So I do hope you try this kind of raitha to go with some variety rice for a change.
- Combine together cabbage, carrot and peanut powder. Add turmeric powder and red chilly powder. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida. Add this tempering to the above mixture. Now add the curd and mix well. Garnish with coriander.Mix in salt before you serve.
- 1. You can make this same recipe only with cabbage, carrots or cucumber .
- 2. Even sliced raw onions tastes good in this.
- 3. Add salt just before serving or it turns watery.