My Quick Fix Oriental Salad #sikandalouscuisineRecipe courtesy Atul Sikand

Only instead of chicken I added a few cubes of cottage cheese and I added a few florets of broccoli and some pickled Dill Gherkin. 

I’m copy pasting your recipe . . 
With all the delicious winter vegetables available in Delhi , salads have become a must at each meal for me , sometimes I add chicken / fish / eggs/ paneer and make my salad a complete meal – just like this one . Here I share the soul of this salad – the dressing.
3 Cloves Garlic.

1/2 Teaspoon Roasted Sesame Seeds.

2 Tablespoons Roasted Peanuts.

1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice.

1/2 Teaspoon Palm Sugar – See what you have.

6-8 Basil Leaves – use any herb.

2 Redeye Chilies – Use any.

1/2 Tomato- Remove seeds and chop.


1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Coarsely pound the above , ​tomato releases beautiful flavors that brings the salad dressing together, your salad dressing is ready , adjust to taste.
1/2 Carrot- Shred.

1/2 Red Bell Pepper- Slice Thin.

1/2 Yellow Bell Pepper – Slice Thin.

1 Tomato – Remove seeds and slice.

1 Smoked Chicken Breast – Used Lionfresh discount for this .



Basil Leaves.
​Now shred , slice , chop your vegetables. All this I mixed in the dressing pounding them 4-5 times to release their flavours too . Pounding vegetables is a must , you get some beautiful juices into the salad.Please note chicken was added after pounding! 
Serve all this on a bed of lettuce , sprinkled some more sesame seeds , chopped olives , pine nuts and peanuts. You can make this vegetarian and skip chicken , or add any protein of your choice. I added #lionfresh smoked chicken which made it a complete meal.

How delicious this was.


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