This blog is going to have my cooking adventures in this new country that I have moved to, USA, I guess most of you have heard of it. As a guy who doesn’t consume meat or egg I thought it would be really difficult to survive here, especially after a couple of trips to Europe where I sustained on a snicker a day, or maybe 4 snickers a day! Soon after arriving here, I realised everything I need to live an honest Iyer life exists here! All I had to do now was stop converting $$ to INR and get all messed up about how expensive everything is. This is quite a difficult phase, but a week or two and you will soon be speaking only in terms of $, miles and gallons, throw the metric system out the window. After 4 of us ran through 9 pounds of rice in as many days, I decided enough of rice. Lets just go to my first recipe!
Please note, I am not a chef so the things I mention here are for two reasons, I love writing and I want a place to keep these recipes alive. You may, mostly will not like what I mention here.
The Slaw! Well people call it Coleslaw, I am just going for another name people use. Ok, things you need
1/4th of a Cabbage (Use the white one, the red one is meh)
1/2 an Onion
1/2 a Tomato
1/2 a Lime
1 tbsp Gingelly Oil
Salt and Sugar
That is all you need, it is a very simple process, just keep a big bowl with you and all the ingredients handy so you can quickly make this and move on with your life. If you have a food processor things get very easy!
- Fine chop the cabbage (use a food processor for quick chops)
- Grate the carrots after peeling the outer cover
- Cut the onions into medium size pieces
- Cut the tomatoes into slightly large portions
- Mix all of them in a big bowl and add some sugar and salt
- Squeeze out a lime and add a tbsp of Gingelly oil and mix well
- If you have Mayo add it on top as garnishing
Eat your way through this juicy salad! The oil gives a nice taste along with the raw vegetables. Its a nice change to have this instead of rice and rice and rice for breakfast lunch and dinner. The salad doesn’t look too good, but it tasted really good 🙂