Zesty Banana Salad ( Soups and Salads Recipe )


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The name of this recipe describes this salad rather well- it is zesty and spunky offering the palate a new combination of ingredients and flavours. Fresh, sweet bananas are mixed in with sour lemon juice, spicy chilli, fresh mint and dill leaves, creamy curd and finally crunchy roast peanuts surprising you with flavours and textures in every bite. Use bananas that are firm, yet ripe. This easy-to-make salad is a must-try!

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Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

2 cups roughly chopped bananas
3/4 cup fresh curds (dahi) , whisked
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves (phudina)
salt and to taste
2 tsp sugar
a few drops lemon juice
1/2 cup peeled and roughly chopped cucumber
1/2 tbsp finely chopped dill leaves
1 tbsp roasted and coarsely crushed peanuts

For The Garnish
1 tbsp roasted and coarsely crushed peanuts
1/2 tbsp finely chopped dill leaves
1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies

Method
  1. For the dressing, combine the curds, mint leaves, salt, pepper and sugar in a bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Combine the bananas, lemon juice, cucumber, salt, dill leaves, crushed peanuts and prepared dressing and toss well.
  3. Serve chilled garnished with peanuts, dill leaves and green chillies.
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 on 13 Apr 12 12:14 PM


Banana, Cucumber combine very well with curds and dill to give a tasty salad. Crushed peanuts give a good crunch and lemon juice gives it the zest. Have this salad after a workout as bananas can be high in fat.