Flaked Rice Vegetable Salad

Sunday, May 29, 2011

This fat free cool salad can be enjoyed as a packed lunch or as snack in the evening because it is wholesome. The other ingredients supply the important nutrients.Here the flaked rice or chiwda or attukulu or poha, as it is known in India has been soaked in thick buttermilk to give it a tang. If you do not want to use buttermilk, thick tamarind juice can be used and give it a chaat taste, by adding all the chaat items.

Serves two or three.

Ingredients Quantity
Flaked Rice (Chiwda/Attukulu/Poha) 1 cup
Thick Curd (or Buttermilk) 1 cup
Chopped Onions 1 tbsp
Shedded Cabbage 2 tbsps
Chopped Tomatoes 2 tbsps
Chopped Green Chillies 1 tbsp
Chopped Cucumber 2 tbsps
Chopped Cilantro/Coriander 2 tbsps
Chopped Capsicum (all 3 colours if possible) 2 tbsps
Sprouts (Optional) 2 tbsps
Lime Juice 1 tsp
Pepper Powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Crispy Sev (Snack) to garnish


  1. Wash the chidwa and soak it in thick buttermilk in a bowl and cover it.

  2. Take a big mixing bowl and add the ingredients except for a teaspoon of coriander leaves and sev one by one and the soaked flaked rice and mix them gently so that all the them are mixed well.If it is given to kids a teaspoon of olive oil can be added.

  3. After mixing chill this salad in the fridge for ten to fifteen minutes.

  4. Serve it individually or in a big bowl,garnished with crispy sev and coriander leaves.

  5. If you think it is a little dry, more beaten curds can be added.

  6. Nowadays powdered Flax seeds (Linseed) is becoming popular because they contain natural ω-3 fatty acids and others, which is very nutritious. This powder is tasteless, so it can be sprinkled on the salad too.

Sev:- Thin broken string-like fried snack preparation made out of gram flour. Available in specialty Indian stores.

(Yellow thin Fidelini or Capelli d'angelo pasta like material in above picture.)


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