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South Indian Style Salads


  • South Style Salads1 carrot, peeled and julienne
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 green chili (chili pepper), minced
  • 1 small bunch of cilantro, coriander leaves minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon/lime juice

For Salad Dressing

  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black gram dal (washed urad dal), picked over and rinsed
  • 1 red chili (chili pepper), halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon asafetida powder
  • a few curry leaves (optional)


  1. Add the carrots, cucumber, tomatoes, green chilly, cilantro, pepper and lemon juice in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a heavy pan or skillet. Add the mustard seeds, black gram dal, halved red chili, asafetida, and a few curry leaves.
  4. When the mustard seeds splutter, add this mixture to the vegetables. Now add the lemon juice, and mix thoroughly.
  5. Serve at room temperature.
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