Salad is the one that helps to fulfil your daily quota of fresh vegetables, by that way your daily quota of vitamins and minerals too. Salad should always be accompanying a meal, not by meal itself. since it does not qualify to fulfil the quota of macro nutrients say carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and without them micro nutrients aka vitamins and minerals cant do their job properly. So have your salad but along with your roti/dal/rice/ curds. Onions are known for their anti viral, anti bacterial, anti fungal properties and tomatoes are excellent source of anti oxidant lycopen which is very good for glowing skin. lemon juice not just adds the tang but also vitamin c. So have this tangy – spicy salad with paratha/dal/ rice and enjoy the goodness of vegetables.
Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: nil
Spring onions with greens(diced or coarsely chopped): ½ cup
Tomatoes (diced or coarsely chopped): ½ cup
Coriander cumin seeds powder: ½ tsp
Red chilly powder: ½ tsp
Salt: as per taste
Powdered sugar: ½ tbsp
Chat masala: ½ tsp
Lemon juice: 1 tbsp
Fresh coriander leaves: 1 tbsp
- take the onions, tomatoes, salt, red chilly powder, coriander cumin seeds powder, chat masala , powder sugar and mix well.
- Add lemon juice and toss the salad.
- Add fresh coriander leaves and serve.
This salad can be served chilled too. Cover the salad and refrigerate for 20 mins, this will make the onions crisp.
Nutritional Value: (per portion with added sugar)
Energy: 36.24 k cal
Carbs: 8 g
Protein: 0.7 g
Fat: 0 g
Calcium: 34 mg