Desi Salad – Chinese veggies in a garam masala vinaigrette


Am I really writing a recipe for a salad? Really? Is that the real me? Yup! Guess why? It is because of the overeating at the canteens during the December Music Season. I kinda like the idea of a salad but get tired with the same dressing over and over again. I am starting to make some soups and salads (with a twist) with not so fancy ingredients but stuff available in the home pantry! So here’s the first one. Let me know how it turns out!

Desi Salad – Chinese veggies in a garam masala vinaigrette

Stuff you need:

  • Shredded vegetables (White and purple cabbage, carrots, spring onions)
  • Boiled chickpeas (I used black because I love the texture)
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Garam masala
  • Salt
  • Cream cracker biscuits

How do you make it?

  • Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, garam masala and salt to make a dressing
  • Par boil/ steam veggies without adding salt
  • Throw in the shredded vegetables and boiled chickpeas and toss in the dressing.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Crush some cream cracker biscuits and garnish
  • Serve warm or chilled with a slice of rustic bread!


The salad I made was warm because the vegetables were still warm from being boiled. You can cool this down and serve chilled too.

More soup and salad recipes coming up!

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