Thursday, July 28, 2016

Aloe Vera Salad

Aloe Vera Salad
This is a versatile, tasty and nutritious salad that could pass as a snack as well.  I like to make large quantities of it and pack it in individual portions and keep it in the fridge. It goes with everything and has a lovely tangy crunch.

The Recipe:
1/4 cup moong dal or green gram dhal washed and soaked overnight in 2 cups water; 1 large carrot grated; 1 small green mango, grated;1 small cucumber, diced- seeds removed; 1/4 cup fresh, grated coconut; 1 green chilli, minced; 1/2 cup coriander leaves; 1 tsp brown sugar; salt to taste; 3 caps ( about 15 ml)  Herbalife Aloe Vera concentrate.

For Seasoning: 1 tsp olive oil; 1/4 tsp mustard seeds; 1/2 tsp black gram dhal; a pinch of asafoetida.

Next day, drain the moong dhal and mix with all the other ingredients in a large bowl. 
Heat the oil in a non stick pan and add the mustard seeds. When they start spluttering add the black gram dhal and stir fry for a minute on low flame. Add the asafoetida and mix with the salad ingredients. Serve immediately as an accompaniment or as a snack. Incidentally, eaten regularly, this salad is good for a healthy, glowing complexion.

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