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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Apple, Celery and Leeks Salad

Time for yet another salad recipe!! I made this as a 4 o'clock fix for myself last week. Had a light lunch at 1 o' clock and hence was feeling quite hungry. But I realized that I had forgotten to soak any pulses for making a 'sundal'. So opted for an easy salad with whatever I found in the fridge. Turned out to a quite filling.

Made an Indian-style dressing for this one with fresh yogurt, lime juice, anardana powder, amchur, red chilli powder and salt. The sweetness of the apples complimented the tang provided by the dressing. And the celery and leeks gave it quite a chewy texture  (all that chomping down actually helps to burn more calories). Read on for the recipe:

Preparation Time - 10-12 mins

Ingredients -

  • 1/2 cup diced apples (skin left on)
  • 1/3 cup diced potatoes (boiled)
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumber (peeled)
  • 1-2 stalk of celery ( white and light green parts only )
  • 1-2 stalks of leeks (white and light green parts only )
  • 3 tsp thick yogurt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp anardana powder (dried pomegranate powder)
  • 2 pinch amchur powder (dried mango powder)
  • a pinch of red chilli powder (or to taste)
  • salt to taste

Preparation - Wash and clean the leeks and celery with sufficient water else the sand particles present in them will make the salad inedible. Chop off the roots.

Cut into small bite sized pieces.

Take the yogurt, lime juice, anardana powder, amchur, red chilli powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly and the salad dressing is ready.

Add the rest of the ingredients and coat them with the salad dressing. Pop into the fridge for 5-10 mins.

Serve chilled.


  1. Seriously i never tried adding leeks in salad, urs tempts me a lot and pulling me to give a try.

  2. Salad looks simply looking salad. Wonderful prepared.

  3. Replies
    1. Hi...there is no specific name for leeks as it is not a native vegetable.....it is a member of the onion family so one can quaintly refer to it as a 'Paija jatiya pariba'


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