“Kind Of” Indian Salad
Halve the cucumber lengthways and scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon.
Slice and place the cucumber in a bowl. (This stops the salad from going sloppy.)
Peel the carrot with a peeler to make long ribbons.
Peel and slice the onion and add the lot to the bowl along with the tomatoes and toss together.
Now make the dressing. In a small bowl put the yogurt, lime juice, and mint sauce. Then if using cumin seeds, toast them a little in a dry pan then add to the rest of the ingredients and mix. If you use ground cumin, just add it with the other ingredients.
Put the dressing in the salad bowl and toss it all together, finishing with a few fresh coriander leaves.
This recipe is essentially an exercise in making something exciting from ingredients available from convenience stores. I live in the middle of nowhere and managed to get everything I needed for this. If you want to reduce fat content in your diet then you can use low fat yogurt. The idea of using yogurt as a base for salad dressing is true for the other recipes too.
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