2 September, 2017
Red Lentil Salad
Red lentils salad is something that I have tried just twice and I am hooked. Tasty and yet simple to make, use ingredients in your pantry and get a protein packed a healthy vegetarian salad.
Eat lentils as, lentils help in lowering cholesterol and hence you will end up with a healthier heart. Since lentils have both soluble and insoluble fibre, your blood sugar and intestine both, get a helping hand. Want to increase energy? Want to lose weight? Introduce lentils in your diet. It was not simply that our ancestors insisted on a big katori of dal with every meal. Lentils have the capacity to give you all of them.
My kids are not dal fans they prefer salads so you will agree this is a great way to feed them any kind of lentils, beans, both sources of proteins.
I buy red lentils regularly as cooking them does not need pre-planning, 20 minutes of soaking time is enough. My maid cooks them in the open pan without soaking them.
These lentils also called masoor, or akha masoor I have used in the past to make Sprouted Masoor Salad, Masoor Biryani| Whole Red Lentil Biryani, Ridge Gourd and Masoor Dal Vegetable, at least once a month I make tonak out of masoor. But like they say ghar ki murgi…. I have not posted it here. Will definitely post as soon as possible.
As for Salads here are a few that we love Watermelon and Feta Salad with Micro Greens, Pasta Salad and Stir fried Mushrooms with Bread Sauce(??), Cabbage Salad Indian Style, Simple but Yummy Quinoa Salad. Here is round-up of the event Kid Friendly Soups and Salads that I had hosted.
The salad can be eaten as a salad with bread on the side. We had it with the Goan Poli. Else with a little more of the liquid in which you boil the lentils mash them and serve them as a plain gravy with a spicy pulao.
Masoor salads main ingredients are whole red lentils, onions, tomatoes, capsicum, cucumber and taro root.