Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Jihva For Toor Dal - Toor Dal Salad

Toor Dal/Lentil Salad - A simple cold Salad with French dressing & my fIrSt JFI eNtRy!
Found this recipe here.

Ingredients

Toor Dal - 1cup
Onion, medium size - 1/2
Garlic cloves - 1
Carrot, cut into 4 - 1/2
Celery stalk, cut into 4 - 1/2
Bay leaves - 1
Cloves - 1
Spring Onions, thinly sliced - 2nos.

For Lemon French Dressing
Olive Oil - 2tbsp
Lemon juice - 1tbsp
Garlic, mashed - 1/2clove
Thyme, dried - a pinch
Freshly ground pepper
Salt

For Garnish
Carrot, thinly sliced - 1/2
Parsley, minced - 2tbsp

Method:

In a saucepan, bring to a boil lentils, onion, carrot, celery, garlic, bay leaf & clove(stick it into the onion). Simmer & cook on a very low heat until the lentils are tender but not mushy. Drain the lentils & remove the vegetables.

Combine the ingredients for French dressing and mix well.

Turn the drained lentils into a bowl while still hot. Add spring onions(didn't have spring onions so added 1/2 an onion chopped) & the French dressing to it and mix well. Check for pepper & salt. Cover & refrigerate for 2 hours.

At serving time, drain off any excess dressing. Turn into a flat serving dish, garnish with the sliced carrots and sprinkle with the parsley.


3 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Carnation, this toor dal salad is lovely, colorful and good for you too! Thank you for participating in JFI-Toor Dal with this beautiful salad!

You have some great recipes, aviyal and the channa pulao look really inviting too :)

Carnation said...

Thank you....Linda :)

sri said...

Hi this salad looks wonderful. Beautiful colour combination and excellent presentation. Particularly your rose looks simply superb.