Carrot Verkadalai Kalavai / Carrot Peanuts Salad

I am planning to post recipes of my raw food food feast one by one.

Carrot peanuts salad is very simple to make. The raw peanuts are soaked in water for 8 hours/overnight to give a crunchy taste.


Carrot Verkadalai Kalavai / Carrot Peanuts Salad


2 – 3 medium sized carrots

A handful of raw peanuts

Juice of half a lemon

2 tsp shredded coconut (optional)

1 tsp grated ginger

1 tsp finely chopped coriander leaves

Salt as required


  1. Soak the peanuts in water overnight/8 hours.
  2. Wash the carrots, peel them and grate.
  3. Grate the ginger.
  4. In a mixing bowl add grated carrots, soaked peanuts, grated ginger, coriander leaves and shredded coconut.
  5. Add lemon juice and salt. Mix gently.
  6. Serve fresh or chilled. Serve as a light meal or  an accompaniment to rice or roti.






July 10, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , . Cooking without fire, Healthy Recipe, Raw food recipe, Salad, weight loss recipe. Leave a comment.

Green sprouts and pineapple salad

This is one of my favorite raw food recipe and very easy to make. The pineapple gives it a sweet and tangy taste and fibre in the salad makes it a very filling snack. This can be had as a light dinner or breakfast too. This will help in weight loss also.

Green sprouts and pineapple salad
Ingredients : (for 1 person, adjust accordingly)
1 handful or half cup raw green gram sprouts
1/2 onion chopped finely
1 tomato chopped finely
2 pineapple slices diced
1 capsicum chopped finely (optional)
A pinch of salt
1/4 tsp pepper


1.Mix all ingredients in a large bowl with salt and pepper.
2. Make few hours in advance so that the sprouts get soaked and taste better. You can also make it a day in advance and refrigerate it.
p.s. instead of tomatoes lime juice can be added.
You can also add chopped carrots or cucumber too.

February 22, 2015. Tags: , , , , . Breakfast recipe, Cooking without fire, Healthy Recipe, Raw food recipe, Salad, Sprouts/Legumes, weight loss recipe. Leave a comment.