Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Gajarachi Koshimbeer (1)


As everyone knows, carrots are good source of vitamin A and are rich in beta kerotine. One needs to include carrots and other vitamin A rich foods to keep our eyes healthy. Anyway, here's our traditional Maharashtrian Koshimbeer.
Gajarachi Koshimbeer
Ingredients
7 carrots - approx 1 lb, peeled & grated coarsely
2 green chilies, chopped
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 of lemon, freshly squeezed
1/4 cup roasted , crushed unsalted peanuts/daaNyache koot
Tempering
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp asafoetida
Garnish
1 tbsp chopped cilantro/coriander leaves
1 tbsp fresh coconut (optional)
Method
1. Mix all the ingredients.
2. Heat oil in a small saucepan. Add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida. As they splutter, add to the koshimbeer.
3. Garnish with cilantro and coconut if using
Note -
1. You can omit the tempering if you do not want any oil to be added to this salad.
2. If carrots are very sweet, skip sugar.

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