Wednesday, October 17, 2007
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.
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
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1 tbsp chopped cilantro/coriander leaves
1 tbsp fresh coconut (optional)
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
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.