Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Onion Tomato Cucumber Salad

March 2nd 2011

I cannot even say that this is a recipe as such because it is just so easy but nevertheless posting it here for those who might be unfamiliar with this combination.

In Chennai, where I grew up there were some summer nights that used to be just so warm. A warmth that I actually miss and would trade for rain anyday. You are hot enough that you don't feel like eating anything; but that never stopped me though :P So the thought of rotis with any heavy sabji or dal is just out of the question. As a result yogurt is a staple in our diet and we always conclude a meal with yogurt rice or at least with just yogurt. It might seem like a strange combination but once you try will be hooked! The beautiful thing about yogurt rice; is its plain taste makes it a wonderful wonderful accompaniment for everything and really brings out the flavors of the side dish. Not many people realize that; still it is true as strange as it might sound. 

This is a salad that is refreshing, that goes well with papad,with yogurt rice and with rotis also when paired with a raita.  I have and will post more recipes for raitas shortly, just check the side bar.

Difficulty level: Can't even rank - that easy :)

Time: 10 min

  • 1 medium sized red onion
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • cilantro (for garnish)
  • 1/2 tbsp lime juice or lime squeeze
  • 1 tbsp or more fresh ground pepper
  • salt

Method de Preparation
  1. Chop the first four ingredients evenly. C'mon you can do it!
  2. Add the lime juice and salt. Taste and adjust.
  3. Add the freshly ground pepper, taste and adjust.
  4. Ready to eat :)


Priya said...

Colourful and refreshing salad..

Dula said...

adhigaprasangi thanama illa na, I have a suggestion. A dash of grated ginger gives it a nice twist :-)

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