Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Roasted Lentil Vegetable & Fruit Fusion Salad/Snack

Know What U Eat: Because of its low glycemic index channa dal is very good for people with diabetes, and its power packed with protein for all. In all just the right food for summer lethargy. This goes to Susan's MLLA23 event.. & to Funandfood cafe for Magic Bullet Recipe contest.

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It requires a great deal of patience (specially with kids) a little creativity, and a constant thinking process for varieties one can make from one single food group. Lately we are hooked up with roasted channa dal, moongdal (lentils) namkeen available ready-made in the market, the same which we get in deepfried version as well, from one of the well known brand. And we all know its a good anytime snack with/without tea. Here's the twist, to make it more nutritious, eye-appealing and less time consuming quick after school crunchy snack for my kids, I added sprouts, diced apples, grapes, tomatoes, and a variety of other things to make it zesty and extremely yummy and super nutritious. Imagine this along with a glass of fresh fruit juice (orange-pineapple-strawberry) with a secret ingredient coming soon in my next post.

Ingredients:
1 C Roasted channa dal (available in Indian grocery store)
1 C Roasted moong dal
1 small red onion, diced
1 small cucumber, diced
1 tomato, diced
1 carrot, diced
1 C of mixed fresh fruits ( apple, grapes, pomegranate, pineapple)
Hand-full of sprouts
Some Cilantro, chopped
Lemon juice, acc. to taste
1 tsp of Chaat masala powder
1/4 tsp of red chilli powder (optional)

Method:
1. Chop all the veggies and fruits and keep it ready.
2. In a large mixing bowl, add roasted dals (lentils), and add these veggies and fruits along with sprouts, cilantro, lemon juice, chaat masala, red chilli powder, and toss it very well.
3. Serve in individual bowls immediately.

Note: These readymade roasted dal are already spiced with red chilli powder & salt so
add them only if needed.

37 comments:

Ann said...

It looks delish, lovely picture.

Sayantani said...

thats a very creative dish, never had lentil salad but looks delicious.

PranisKitchen said...

wow this is a very healthy salad i can say..because veggies fruits dala what else we need for a healthy dish.really coclorful ..super yarr

Parita said...

Nice salad, crunchy and fulfilling!

Mother Rimmy said...

What a healthy, colorful salad. Such a terrific combination of ingredients!

Angie's Recipes said...

A very beautiful and healthy lentil salad.

Madhavi said...

Hummmm this divine salad and very nice click too!!

Mriganayani said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous - I know what you mean by having healthy snacks appealing for little kids especially after school. I should try this sometime - thanks for the easy to make but a powerhouse salad!

Preeti Kashyap said...

I love it...the look of it and the recipe. My fav moong dal namkeen is also there....so colorful and yumm!

munchcrunchandsuch said...

its a great idea not just for kids- but for adults ( like me) as well, who hardly eat any fruits

R said...

so healthy and delicious, i have to cook for some relatives who r diabetics, this is a perfect recipe. thnx for sharing.

J said...

Thats really delicious.. crunchy!

Rachana Kothari said...

Its a great idea, I love this fusion salad, so healthy and delicious :)

Turmericnspice said...

WOw what a lovely healthy salad!!

Kiran said...

Wow a very nice and healthy crunchy munch for the entire family.

sowmya's creative saga said...

nice healthy salad with the lentils and all..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

A beautiful, healthy crunchy salad.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Uma said...

another healthy dish from you. looks so appealing and appetizing.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

same pinch dear..must say...smart minds think alike..i posted very simlar post today a green chana salad with veggies and fruits...urs look bful...my fav fried chana dal...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Colorful lentil salad

Sharmila said...

That's a great way to use the roasted lentils. Love the look of the salad.

chakhlere said...

amazing salad...never used roasted dals...will try it surely now.

Cham said...

That is an awesome fusion!

notyet100 said...

health salad

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

very creative... worth trying on the kids..

Pavithra said...

I very often make this snack with moong, channa and peanut(roasted) and its easy, healthy and tasty right!!

aquadaze said...

Forget kids, this is something even I would love to eat!!
Lovely picture.

AdukalaVishesham said...

great idea to use the roasted chana dal.such a good whole meal..thanks for sharing n cheers to good health..

AMA's AnythingVegetarian said...

Veri healthy salad.Nice to see a post from A2Z

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Rekha shoban said...

colourful lentil salad....healthy one and beautiful click!

Priya said...

Omg, wat a beautiful salad, never thought of this terrific combination..

M D said...

I too have some roasted channa dal and have been wondering what to make of it. This is a good idea!

Susan said...

Looks so yummy. I'm going to have to look for roasted channa dal. Does it have to be mixed into a recipe as an ingredient or can you eat them out of hand like snack peanuts or seeds?

Thanks for your great MLLA contribution, Muskaan!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice salad and beautiful bowls and pictures :)

sangeeta said...

I love this kind of salads , healthy n filling and yummy too.

Mansi said...

Adding Sprouts and fresh fruits is a wonderful idea! thanks for sending it in:)

 
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