Carrot Tomato Salad is a healthy salad recipe which is usually served as an accompaniment with dal rice and rotis and yes it tastes great just by itself too. I love the carrots available in winters for its bright colour and juicy sweet flavour. 
RECIPE

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup OR approximately 2 carrots rinsed,skin peeled, rinsed again and grated
  • 1/4th cup tomatoes chopped fine (exclude the seedy portion)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coarsely ground roasted peanuts
  • 1 tbsp ghee/ oil
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Squeeze of half a lime OR as per tang required
  • 3 to 4 curry leaves
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Sugar to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated coconut
  • 2 sprigs of chopped coriander leaves to garnish

METHOD :

  • Place grated carrots, tomatoes, freshly grated coconut in a mixing bowl. Add salt and sugar.
  • Heat ghee in a seasoning wok, pop in cumin seeds,when they crackle add asafoetida, chopped green chillies and curry leaves. Pour over the carrot mix.
  •  Sprinkle lime juice. Add peanut powder. Mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with rotis or even dal rice.

TIP :

  • Mixing in the peanut powder just before serving retains the crunchiness of the salad.
  • Do not include the seedy portion of the tomato as it contains a lot of liquid and it can mess the salad texture. Reserve the same to be added to dals or soups.