Saturday, October 1, 2016
Vegan Indian Salad (Raita)
For the vegans, plant-based foodies, and well, all foodies out there (meat or no meat), I have
Calling all foodies out there, I have the absolute best version of "Raita" (Indian Yogurt Salad), without the yogurt ;).
Sure, this caters to vegans/plant based foodies, though I promise you, even if you eat meat you may well love this!
We are making the above marvelousness, and it's so easy!
What you'll need (roughly what I used):
3 medium sized tomatoes
1/2 medium English cucumber
1-2 tbsp olive oil
pinch of salt (to begin with, taste and add more in pinches should you need).
1-2 tsp of pan toasted cumin seeds (up to your taste)
1-2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast (A vegan/vegetarians BEST friend. See pic below).
1 small onion chopped finely
A bunch of fresh coriander
A whole lotta love :D
Putting it together:
Into a bowl add:
Chop tomatoes and cukes to your liking - I prefer small pieces.
Chop or coriander (I used coriander shoots- which are just delectable!)
Oil + salt + cumin + nutritional yeast and mix together, so it's somewhat like a paste.
Add veggies to the bowl and mix.
Please taste to see if nutritional yeast and salt are balanced.
C'est toute :) You're done in about 10 mins.
Serve with our favorite curry dish OR, just atop plain rice.
This was how it ended for me, bite after bite of deliciousness! :)
PS: here's the nutritional yeast I was talking about. It offers such a beautiful flavor to food. I was seriously amazed at how much it altered my food.
Should you try it, please let me know:).
As always, lotsa love and play with your food! :**