Navaratri Salad

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup Peanuts (shelled, boiled)
  • 1/2 cup Water Chestnuts (boiled, peeled, halved)
  • 1/2 cup Cucumber (peeled, chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple (peeled, chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Apple (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Paneer (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Paneer (grated)
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves (chopped)
  • 1 Green Chili (chopped)
  • 1/2" piece Ginger (crushed)
  • 2 tbsp Watermelon Seeds (peeled)
  • 10-12 Puffed Lotus Seeds
  • 1-1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Oil
Method:
  • Steam the pineapple pieces for 2-3 minutes and keep it aside to cool.
  • Pour a little lemon juice over apple pieces and keep it aside.
  • Dry roast the lotus seeds until aroma exudes. Keep it aside.
  • Take a bowl and put oil, remaining lemon juice, salt, sugar, 1 tbsp of water, ginger, chili, half coriander, pepper powder and mix them well.
  • In a large bowl, mix drained pineapple, apple, paneer pieces, cucumber, water chestnuts, and peanuts. Chill in refrigerator.
  • Just 10 minutes before serving, add lotus seeds and watermelon seeds to the chilled fruits, and mix well.
  • Drizzle prepared dressing over the fruits. Toss the salad well to mix the dressing well.
  • Garnish the salad with grated paneer and remaining coriander.
  • Navratri Salad is ready to eat. Serve chilled.

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