Monday, 3 May 2010

Peppery Corn Salad

When I visited India in march, I brought some cookbooks with me to UK. No...No..I didn't buy any. My mom-in-law gave me many recipe books she had for some years now, which no one was using much at home. And as you all know..being a food blogger, we love to collect recipe books, lots and lottttts of 'em :D the one book which I loved the most is a book which has traditional Kashmiri Wazwan cuisine. My father-in-law had got this book from Kashmir many years ago. It has all the authentic and traditional Kashmiri recipes. And the other book is Sanjeev Kapoor's- ' Recipes for Indian Kitchen' which is a set of 8 books. And I must say, I am loving these recipes and these books and thats what do in my spare time- go through each and every page of these books :) All thanks to my mom-in-law for these books...I have bumped into so many yummy and delicious recipes. So, watch out for more recipes from these books.

And thus, when I was going through Sanjeev kapoor's book 'Recipes for Indian Kitchen'-Soups and Salads , this colourful salad caught my attention first..I really wanted to give it a try and I am glad I did. This salad was just delectable. I loved the crunchiness of the peppers, the sweetness of the corn and pineapple, the soft and juicy tomatoes and a lil tartness from the lemon. It was totally a perfect and mouthwatering salad for me. I am sure everyone will fall in love with this salad at the very first sight.


PEPPERY CORN SALAD

Ingredients:
2 cups of corn kernels,
1 yellow capsicum,
2 green capsicums(bell peppers),4 slices of tinned pineapple,
3 tomatoes,
1 green chilli(optional),
1/4 bunch fresh mint-chopped,1 tbsp of peppercorns-crushed,
2 tbsp of lemon juice and
salt to taste.


Method:

De-seed the yellow bell pepper, green bell peppers and tomatoes and chop them neatly into small cubes. Boil the corn kernels if using fresh corn. Cut the pineapple slices into small cubes.
In a bowl, combine the bell pepper (both green and yellow), the chopped tomatoes, chopped pineapple, corn, chopped fresh mint and chopped green chillies. Mix well and add crushed peppercorns, lemon juice and salt to taste. Serve chilled.
Note: The corn kernels should be boiled, only if using fresh ones. if using the canned one, just strain the water and wash thoroughly.
Those who don't want to bite into those green chillies and completely skip it.I would say its better, coz one cannot find it easily between those green bell peppers and chances are that your tongue will be on fire, if you bite any pieces :)

27 comments:

Priya said...

Am also planning get back some cookbooks from India while going there, this peppery corn salad looks incredible and catchy..

Faiza Ali said...

thanks for the quick comments Priya..Indeed those books are very useful and yeah this catchy salad was the first thing that caught my attention. It was mouthwatering.

Angie's Recipes said...

This salad looks very light yet flavourful and delicious. Like its peppery touch.

Pari said...

Dear Faiza, I have made this salad too and just loved it. It looks so good.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Salad looks fresh and colourful !!!
Thx. for sharing dear :-)

Kairali sisters said...

Looks too good Faiza..Looks colorful and healthy..

Love
Kairali sisters

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

colourful and healthy salad! luks tempting...

sowmya's creative saga said...

nice colourful delicious salad

Swathi said...

Faiza,

Pepper corn salad looks really good. I love the color in them. Looks like you need to give big thank to your Mother in law and father in law.

Swathi said...

Faiza,

pepper corn salad looks really yummy. Nice color, Look like you need to give big thanks to your Mother-in law and father in law.

Sushma Mallya said...

So colourful and looks delicious, love corn so would def love this one as well..thanks for sharing faiza..

meeso said...

Nice salad, It's very pretty!

Nithya said...

Yummy salad.. I love sweet corn and this one is sure to be my favorite too :)

Ann said...

Simple adn yet tasty!

Yummy Team said...

What a colorful salad!! Looks really tempting..

Fimère said...

une belle salade rafraichissante et délicieuse
bonne soirée

Uma said...

colorful salad!

FoodLovers said...

Faiza hope u had a gr8 vacation dear ....
it looks yum yummy

Kanchan said...

Colorful Salad ! These Indian style salads are in realty very healthy as it doesn't have mayo or fatty dressings.

Gita Jaishankar said...

Nice healthy salad Faiza...looks colorful and delicious.

Rachana Kothari said...

The salad looks so healthy, refreshing and delicious!!! Love the peppery touch Faiza!

Valarmathi said...

Looks so colorful and yummy.

Rajee said...

Such a colorful salad. Looking forward to authentic Kashmiri recipes :-) Thanks for dropping by my space earlier.

craftlicious said...

lovely reciepe

i would love to try

do visit me sometime
http://craftliciouss.blogspot.com/

Take Care
Shahana

Shyla said...

YUM! I am so glad I stumbled across this blog ... looks delicious!

Smita Srivastava said...

Its very nice to meet you , thanks for the follow .
The Salad looks absolutely yummy n inviting !!
will keep coming back for more yummy stuff ....

Smita
http://littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com/

Shobha said...

Looks cool and crunchy.. ideal for summers.This will be on my menu tomorrow.

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