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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

KAANDA-TOMATO KOSHIMBIR (Onion – Tomato Salad)

KAANDA-TOMATO KOSHIMBIR (Onion – Tomato Salad)
The Koshimbir or salad is usually part of a good wholesome meal. It healthy and nutritious and even Maharastrian wedding feasts are considered incomplete without them. Here’s the recipe of the Kaanda Tomato Koshimbir the way my mother-in-law makes when she is in a rush and there isn’t much time, so she rustles up this Koshimbir quickly. According to her minus the sugar the authentic tastes will never be arrived at, but for those who don’t like sugar in their food can avoid it.
Ingredients
1 medium sized ripe tomato,
1 small onion,
2 green chilies
coriander leaves,
salt,
and sugar (optional),

Method
Chop tomato, onion and chilies finely. Add salt, sugar and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves. Chill and serve.

Variation to the Koshimbir
1. One variation could be to peel and finely chop 1 small cucumber (kakdi) and add to the Koshimbir.

2. You can add 1-2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lime juice into the Koshimbir.

3. You can sprinkle 1/2 a teaspoon of some freshly grounded black pepper powder.

4. You can add red chilly powder instead of green chillies.

5. If you have more time, you can add a tablespoon of Peanut powder, which adds a very Marathi touch to the koshimbir

6. If you want to make it more fancy you can add around 2 teaspoons of freshly grated coconut. (This gives a Konkan touch to the Koshimbir)

These are some variations that you can try with this lovely healthy salad. Remember always chill and serve.

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