Wednesday, March 27, 2013



In our Konkani cooking we make many " kismuris" and "pachadis", which are really what you might call salads of one form or the other.

I present to you today this carrot based salad aka "Carrota Kismuri" in my mother tongue, Konkani. It's refreshing, colorful, and pretty easy to make. I don't think people will need any cajoling to go for this but in any case, don't forget to tell the kiddies that carrots are good for their eyes:)

With the hot summer coming up, if you want to whip up a quick, cool salad, here's one for you!

  • Carrots, 3-4
  • Onion, 1
  • Green Chillies, 1-2
  • Coriander leaves, a few
  • Juice of 1/2 a Lime,
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut gratings, 1 tbsp (optional)

Wash and grate the carrots. Chop the onions, green chillies and coriander leaves.
Mix the carrots, onion and green chillies well and add salt to taste.
Squeeze a little lime juice over the salad.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. As an option, you may also garnish with fresh coconut gratings.