Maharashtrian?..Yes..Healthy or Nutritious?..Yes,of course..Colourful and appealing?..Certainly Yes..Easy to make?..Absolutely!,in fact no cooking is required and takes less than 15 minutes to get over with it!.
Gajarachi Koshimbir says it all.A simple Indian salad of freshly grated carrots incorporated with crunchy peanut bits tempered in an Indian way;my entry to RCI-Maharashtrian Cuisine,hosted by Nupur of One Hot Stove.The brain behind the wonderful idea is Lakshmi of Veggie Cuisine.
Cooking time-15 mins,Serves-2.
A cup of freshly grated carrots
2 green chillies,finely chopped
2 tsps of roasted and crushed peanuts
A few drops of lime juice
½ tsp of sugar
Chopped cilantro,to garnish
A tsp of oil
A few mustard seeds and urad dal
A pinch of hing
A few curry leaves
1.Transfer the contents to a bowl,except the cilantro,and gently mix them using the finger tips.To roast the raw peanuts,microwave them in high power for a minute,toss them, return for a minute more,remove skin and crush coarsely.
2.Heat oil in a small pan,splutter mustards and brown the urad dal.Add hing.Splutter the curry leaves,after turning off the flame,pour on the above mixture.Toss the salad and garnish with chopped cilantro.
3.Gajarachi Koshimbir goes well with rice and curries, roomali rotis and tastes good even simply sandwiched between the bread slices.