Friday, May 6, 2011

carrot and mango salad

I can call this "Carrot and Mango" salad a traditional one in Tamil homes.It goes way back to my grandmother's era and may be bfore that.It can easily substitute for a soth Indian subzi or a "Curry"
as we call it.It is very common in summer time because of the availability of Raw Mangoes and of course it is too hot to cook in the kitchen.It is a very easy and colourful one as you can see in the picture.My grand mom used to call it as "Uppu Pesaral"(uppu means "salt" and pesaral is "Toss").


  • OneRaw Mango(kili mooku variety)
  • One to two Carrots
  • Two to three Green Chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4tsp of Asafoetida
  • One tsp of Oil
  • One tsp of Mustard Seeds

1.Cut carrot and mangoes into small blocks(like in the picture)
2.Put in a large bowl and mix it with salt,asafoetida and green chilli.
3.Temper it with mustard seeds in oil and mix well.serve after half an hour.

  • Use long mangoes(kili mooku) for better taste.

1 comment:

Jennifer Kendall said...

that looks great, so vibrant and delicious!