Today we are having guests for dinner and I am preparing Indian food: tandoori chicken, saffron rice with with spices, apricot chutney and chachumber, a tarty salad that will go well with the other flavours.
The heat wave continues and we went to a new place close to Therwil this morning at 7am, along a creek and up into the cool woods:
shady woods and view of Therwil
The chicken wings are marinating in the tandoori yogurt mixture (today I picked a store bought tandoori paste and added some lemon juice and cayenne pepper) and the apricot chutney is done and cooling. I used the same recipe as for my mango chutney.
Chachumber (tomato cucumber salad)
Serves 4 persons
1 tsp cumin
2 tomatoes (200 g)
1 nostrano cucumber (200 g)
3 – 4 TS fresh coriander
2 TS lemon juice
salt + pepper
dry roast the cumin in a skillet
dice tomato and cucumber, roughly slice onions
Mix with cooled cumin, lemon juice and coriander leaves, season with salt and pepper
Best prepared in advance and kept in a cool place so all the lovely aromas can unfold and infuse the other ingredients
Did you notice that the previous recipes are all easy to make in a few minutes? On top they are healthy and nutritious and do not cost a lot.
Do you have a favourite recipe you want like to share? Lori of Life, for instance sent me her favourite recipe for potato salad in a comment. Or would you like to write a guest post for the summer salad recipes and tips? I could do with a helping hand while the heat wave persists.
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Tags: salad, Indian, vegetarian, vegan