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.

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Carrot Verkadalai Kalavai / Carrot Peanuts Salad

Ingredients:

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

Method:

  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

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Method:
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.

Raw Food Feast / Iyarkai Unavu Virundhu

6 years back I had the chance to attend Isha yoga basic course. During the course one day full raw food meals were provided. I was very impressed by the fact that a full course of raw food could have so many varieties and so fulfilling. Even though we have salads and raw foods at home( from time to time, not consistent though 😦 ) I had always wanted to recreate the full raw food feast. Finally got a chance to do that. When my students arranged for the college culturals, they had asked for staff participation too. There was one event that suited my interest.NO FIRE COOKING – ONLY RAW FOODS. I devised a plan in advance and along with my two team mates prepared 18 dishes in one hour. The result was better than expected and we won the first prize. For now i have added the recipe names and pictures. Will explain the recipes in detail after some time.We prepared the following dishes.

 

 2 WELCOME DRINKS 

1. NEER MOR

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2. PANAKAM

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3 STARTERS

3. STUFFED TOMATOES

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4. CABBAGE CHEESE ROLLS

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5. MANGO FINGERS

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10 MAIN DISHES

6. LEMON AVAL

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7. SIVAPPU VELLA AVAL

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8. GREEN SPROUTS SALAD

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9. CARROT PEANUTS SALAD

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10. VAZHAITHANDU THAYIR PACHADI

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11. MADHULAI THAYIR PACHADI

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12. VENPOOSANI THAYIR SAADHAM

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13. NELLI OORUKAI

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14. INJI THENOORAL

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15. CUCUMBER KOSAMBARI

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3 DESSERTS

16. DRY FRUITS LADDU

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17. ILANEER PAYASAM

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18. FRESH FRUITS SALAD

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August 31, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , . Antidiabetic recipe, Healthy Recipe, Pachadi, Raita, Raw food recipe, Salad, Sidedish, Snacks, Starter, Sweet/dessert. 4 comments.