Sunday, July 3, 2011

Help yourself Crunchy Salad bar by Chef Shireen Anwar

Serving 6 to 8 people

Cucumber (cut into slices)          2
Onion rings (cut into slices)        2
Beetroot (Boiled cut in cubes)     2
Sweet corn                                1 cup
Carrot juliennes                          2
Boiled Cholay                            1 cup
Macaroni Shells (boiled)             1 cup
Apple (cut into slices)                1
Kidney beans                            1 cup
Tomato (cut into cubes)              2
Capsicum (cut into rings)            2
Croutons (take bread cut in cubes and bake in oven for 15 to 20 minutes on medium oven) 1 cup
Saltish biscuit                           15
Salad leaves (Chopped)              4 cups
Grated carrot                             1/2 cup


Eggs                  2
Oil                     2 cups
Vinegar              1 tsp
Salt                   1/2 tsp
White pepper      1/2 tsp
Mustard paste    1/2 tsp
Sugar                1 tsp

Blend the eggs, and then add salt, black pepper and mustard paste. When eggs start to get stiff add oil very slowly (otherwise it will curdle).
When you see that mayonnaise is thick stop adding oil, add vinegar and start blending, then again start adding the remaining oil. If you feel that oil is in excess and your mayonnaise is ready, leave about 1/4 cup oil. And in the end add sugar in it and mix it and take it out in a bowl.

Thousand Island dressing

Mayonnaise                               1 cup
Spring onion leaves                     1 tsp (finely chopped)
Capsicum                                  1 tsp
Freshly Ground Black pepper      1/2 tsp
Egg White (hard boiled)               2 tbsp (finely chopped)
Parsley (finely chopped)              1 tbsp
Stuffed Green Olives                   1 tsp
Chili Sauce                                1 tsp
Ketchup                                    4 tbsp
Salt                                          a pinch
Sugar                                        2 tsp (grinded)

Mix all the things together in a bowl, thousand island sauce is ready.

Macroni Salad

Macroni                                2 cup
Cream                                  2 tbsp
Sugar                                   2 tsp (grinded)
Thousand island sauce          1 cup

Take a bowl, add macroni, cream sugar and thousand island sauce and mix it

Potato Salad

Potato (boiled)              4 (medium size) (cut into cubes)
White pepper                1/2 tsp
Spring onion leaves       2 tbsp (finely chopped)
Mayonnaise                  3 tbsp
Sugar (grind it)              1 tsp
Salt                              1/2 tsp
Vinegar                         1 tsp
Cream (tetra pack)         1 tbsp

Mix potatoes, with 1/2 tsp white pepper,  spring onions with leaves, mayonnaise, sugar, salt and vinegar. Mix well and serve.


Cabbage                       2 cups (thinly Sliced)
Carrot (grated)               1/2
Castor sugar                 2 tsp (grind it)
Salt                              1/2 tsp
Mayonnaise                  3 tbsp (heaped)
White pepper                1/2 tsp 
Fresh cream                 2 tbsp

Mix Cabbage, Castor Sugar, Salt, Mayonnaise, white pepper, and fresh cream together.

French dressing

Oil                    1/2 cup
White vinegar    1/2 tsp
Salt                  1/2 tsp
Mustard paste   1/2 tsp
Garlic Paste      1/2 tsp
Vinegar             2 tbsp

Put oil in a jar with a tightly fitting lid, and then add all the things. Cover the jar tightly and shake until the salt dissolves. You can keep it in fridge up to 3 months. When you want to use it, first shake it then use it

Russian Salad

Carrot (boiled & cut into cubes)               1/2 cup
Potatoes (Boiled & cut into cubes)          1/2 cup
Peas (Boiled)                                        1/2 cup
Apple (cut into cubes)                            1
Cucumber (cut in cubes)                        1
Mayonnaise (heaped)                             4 tbsp
Salt                                                      1/2 tsp
White pepper                                        1/2 tsp
Castor sugar                                         1 tsp (grind it)
Egg (boiled and cut into slices)               1
Fresh cream (whipped) or tetra pack       2 tbsp
Cream (cream is optional)

Note: take a bowl of water add lemon juice and a little bit of salt and add apple cubes. It will not get black.

Mix all ingredients well and decorate with egg slices.

Spaghetti salad

Spaghetti          1/2 packet (boiled)
Salt                  1/2 tsp
Podina ki chtney
Mint leaves                   25 leaves
Coriander leaves            2 tbsp
Green chilli                    1
Garlic paste                  1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds (zeera)      1/2 tsp
Salt                              1/2 tsp

Put mint leaves, coriander leaves, green chillies, garlic paste, cumin seeds ans alt in blender and blend all the things with 2 tbsp of water.
Now add podina ki chutney and salt in spaghetti. Spaghttei salad is ready.

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