Thursday, November 5, 2015

Beetroot - Carrot and Whole Moong Salad

Beetroot, carrot and whole moong salad is a healthy salad and you can have them according to your taste and wish. Having salad is always a healthy option and we can have them just before food or in the evening as snack or even skip the dinner and have Salad. It a good way to not only shred your weight (lose weight) or get strength and healthy food.
I have tried with my own creation and thought and you can have a wild imagination and get it done in your own way. Preparing salad is always an easy job and good for body and mind too. I will put up what are my option here go with it and enjoy the salad as you like.
 I have used beetroot, carrots and whole moong as main ingredients. In an another try I have used some coconut also. I am a fresh coconut lover. ( You can skip if you do not like). I have just kept some onions on the top. Its for onion lovers. ( I am not a big fan of onions).

Lets see some benefits of having Salad in our diet.
Salads are always good. They are crunchy, cool and fun to eat. Eating salad can help low cholesterol leves and prevent constipation.
Eating more fiber can help you feel full, and ultimately lose weight. Eating nutrient rich plant food contributes to overall healthy. Eating Green Salad will help your good blood levels and its full of antioxidants. They contain vitamin C and E, folic acid and alph beta carotene. Antioxidants help to protect our body from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals. It helps to decrease the calories. They are full of fiber and ease your digestion. Salads can be prepared fast. By eating salad helps to intake more vegetables naturally. They help to ward off disease.
Now lets see the recipe. As I said I have used Beetroot, carrots and cooked whole moong.

Salad 1 (only vegetables chat )

Things Needed :
Cooked Beetroot : 1
Carrot : 1
Cooked Whole moong : 1 Cup
Chat Masala : a little
Olive oil : 1 Teaspoon

1. Wash and clean beetroot and pressure cook with little water for 8 to 10 minutes. Let it cool.
2. Wash and scrape out the outer layer of carrot and grate it. Keep it aside. Wash and cut coriander leaves into small pieces.
3. Wash and cook whole moong with required water.  (Pressure cook for 6 to 8 minutes).
4. Now remove the outer layer (it peels easily like boiled potato) and cut into thin slices in circle shape.
5. Arrange the beet slices in a plate. spread out grated carrots and cooked whole moong.
6. Sprinkle chat masala on the top of the spread vegetables and serve Beet chat .
Note : 
Pressure cooking beetroot helps to peel off the outer layer and softens the beetroot. Adding more vegetables is optional. You can add vegetables like cabbage, capsicum, onion and cooked french beans. Adding any cooking oil is also optional.
Preparation time : 10 minutes. 
Total time : 20 minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3 

Salad : 2  

Things Needed :
Cooked Beetroot : 1
Carrot : 1
Cooked Whole Moong : 1 Cup:
Olive Oil 1 Teaspoon
Salt : a little
Chat Masala : a little
Coriander Leaves : Handful
Coconut : Grated  : 1/2 Cup (Optional).
Method :
1. Cook Beetroot in above said  way. (Salad : 1). Remove the outer layer and grate or cut it. Keep it aside.
2. Wash and grate carrot and keep it aside.
3. Now take a big bowl. Add grated carrots, beetroot and cooked whole moong.
4. Add salt, chat masala powder, olive oil and mix it well.
5. Serve just before the food or have the salad with food.

Note :
Do not add any seasoning (mustard/jeera ). Adding coconut is optional. Just add little salt since chat masala contain black salt it also adds to the salty taste.
Time : 10 minutes
Serves : 2 to 3 

Adding coconut is optional as I said earlier. Here is coconut added Salad which is ready to serve.

Papad filled Salad : 3 

Here is little creativity : I have roasted papad (I used plain urid dal papad from Udipi . You can use Ganesh papad or any other papad.
Things needed : 
Ready to serve salad : 3 to 4 Tablespoons
Urid dal Papad or any papad: 2

Method :
1. Keep the salad ready.
2. Roast papad and immediately give a cone shape to it and fill the salad inside.
3. Papad Salad is ready to serve.
Note : 
You should immediately turn the roasted papad into cone shape or it may break.
You can also fill in a spoon of yogurt (dahi/curd) on the top of Salad filled Papad Cone.
You can also add a pinch of chat masala on the top of filled Papad Cone.
Time : 5 minutes
Serves : 2 

You can also serve beetroot and onion slices like this. Have your own creativity and have fun.