Cabbage Chana Dal Salad

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 2 cups of very finely chopped cabbage
  • 2 medium seeded and finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 shredded carrot
  • 10 minced mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup yellow chana dal

Salad Dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon ginger juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Procedure:

Method

  1. Soak the chana dal for at least 2 hours in lukewarm water.
  2. When ready, the dal should be soft all around.
  3. Drain the water from chana dal.
  4. Mix the chana dal with the chopped vegetables.
  5. Mix the ingredients above together to make the salad dressing.
  6. Mix the salad and dressing together and let sit for about a half hour so the salad is nicely marinated.

Variations

  • Substitute chana dal with split yellow moong dal or moong dal sprouts.
  • You can substitute the dal with boiled corn and finely chopped bell pepper.

Suggestions

  • This salad dressing can be used with any salad.
  • Take out the vinegar and use this dressing with fresh fruit, adding chopped mint leaves.