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Crunchy Healthy Atchar


Something spicy and crunchy has long been a favourite alongside Indian foods. Most Atchaars are oily and have too much salt. Mixing things up in the kitchen yesterday, I made this deliciously spicy atchaar, to go alongside any Indian meal- all the crunch and spice but non of the fat. Many will argue that this is more a salad than an Atchar, which ever way you would like to call it, its healthier than the traditional version and does add to your vegetable servings for the day! I love this as a side to spice up my meal, but it can also be added to sandwiches and salads to add that much needed flavour! This is what you will need:

First mix the following to create a ‘sauce’:

1 Tablespoon lite mayonnaise

Rind from 1 Lime

Juice from 1/2 a lime

1 tablespoon vinegar

Freshly ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds, dry roasted in a pan

1 green chilli, halved, inner seeds removed and finely chopped

A handful of fresh coriander and mint leaves, rinsed then finely chopped

2 Tablespoons olive oil

Vegetables you will need:

– 2 Tablespoons sliced almonds

– 1/2 a baby purple cabbage, thinly sliced

– 1 mediterranean cucumber, finely sliced

– 1 carrot, finely sliced

– 1/4 cup of finely sliced tri colour sweet peppers


Mix together the vegetables and the sauce in a bowl. Cover a refrigerate for an hour to let the vegetables marinate in the sauce. Serve chilled with your favourite mid week Indian meal. Give it a go and tell me what you think!


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This entry was posted on September 24, 2014 by in Lite curries and tagged , , .
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