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Carrot Salad

Updated on November 12, 2012

CARROTS

Carrots are modified root vegetable, orange in colour. They are also a high-fibre, low calorie snack food and can be eaten raw or cooked. Carrots are a good source of dietary fibre and potassium. Cooking releases the fibre content which is beneficial for digestion.

The orange colour of carrots is due to its content of beta-carotene, a compound which acts as an anti-oxidant. Beta-carotene is a precursor of vitamin A and it is converted into vitamin A in the body, a vitamin which is responsible for night vision. Eating one carrot every few days can overcome night blindness if this is caused due to a deficiency of vitamin A.

Carrots also help lower blood cholesterol level and it also gives protection against cancer. Carrots can be consumed as carrot juice also. It tastes somewhat sweet. An excessive intake of carrots gives skin a yellowish tinge.

Carrots, Tomatoes, Peanuts

Ingredients for Carrot Salad
Ingredients for Carrot Salad

CARROT SALAD


CARROT SALAD


Ingredients:

4 Carrots, peeled and grated

2 Tomatoes, chopped

1 cup of Peanuts

1 tsp Lemon juice

Salt to taste

A pinch of sugar


For the Tampering:

Oil

Curry leaves

Mustard seeds


Method:

Dry roast the peanuts for about 5 minutes and set aside to cool. Now, coarsely powder the roasted peanuts in a blender. In a bowl, mix the grated carrots, chopped tomatoes, and the ground peanuts.

Add a splash of lemon juice and season with salt. Sprinkle a pinch of sugar and toss well.


For the Tampering:

Heat oil in a pan, add curry leaves and mustard seeds. Once they splutter, pour the sizzling tampering over the salad and mix to blend well. Serve chilled.


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      frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America

      Your recipe sounds quite unique and delicious. I have only eaten carrot salad with apples and celery, perhaps adding raisins. I must try yours sometime with those peanuts and tomatoes and the tampering oil. Thank you for sharing this totally new recipe here!

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thank you Peggy for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This sounds like a really different and flavorful carrot salad. I would never have thought about combining these ingredients together, but I'll just bet it is delicious. Thanks for your recipe. Voted up!

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      ThanQ Escapes for your visit and comment.

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      Escapes 5 years ago

      I have never heard of a carrot salad like this, it sounds delicious! I love a new twist on food, keeps things from getting boring. This is a must try.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      @ Sofs thank you for visiting and your comment.

      @ Journey thank you for visiting. I appreciate your comment.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 5 years ago from USA

      I love carrot salad. I have never tried it this way before. It sounds good and I'll give it a try. Thanks for the recipe.

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      sofs 5 years ago

      Ha! the mustard, curry leaf seasoning... I haven't used that for a long time in a salad, I will try this sometime..thanks for sharing.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 6 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thanks.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      This is the third carrot recipe I've come across tonight! It's very different from my carrot salad recipe, but it looks like an interesting change. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and am book marking it.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 6 years ago from Nagpur, India

      ThanQ

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      aslanlight 6 years ago from England

      OOooh that sounds mouth wateringly delicious!

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 6 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thanks quuenieproac for visiting

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      quuenieproac 6 years ago from Malaysia

      Sounds interesting, will try it. Thanks.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 6 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Yes try out this one quicksand. It is delicious and healthy.

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      quicksand 6 years ago

      I am gonna try this one out. Thanks!

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 6 years ago from Nagpur, India

      ThanQ BkCreative

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      This sounds excellent and I love the peanuts for the protein. What a great recipe - I'll bookmark.

      Thanks a million - and rated up!

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 6 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thanks all. This salad is okay for diabetics, hypertensives and for those who are dieting. Easy to make and healthy too.

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      basha 6 years ago from kochi

      seems to be healthy. is it ok for diabetics. please keep on with healthy ones.

      Basha

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      India Arnold 6 years ago from Northern, California

      This sounds very healthy and tasty! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

      K9

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      Vladimir Uhri 6 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Long time no see.

      Must be delicious.

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      salt 6 years ago from australia

      Yum, I know of one similar with currants or sultanas instead of tomatoes.

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      Sounds interesting. I love the idea of peanuts.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 6 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Nice Salad for those who are dieting.