After spending his entire life in his beloved Mumbai Dad moved to Blr to be with me but the dynamic weather gives him ENT infections. He is fond of food that is chilled like veg salads and cold drinks. However here in blr he is not able to enjoy chilled food. So what we now do is we blanch the veggies and make more warm drinks. Here is a simple salad we tried in this fashion and we created a new drink too at the end of it. We christened the drink as Carrotini! The recipe is the second post for the day.
1/4 kg carrots coarse shreds
1 cup coarse shreds cabbage
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh pepper powder
1/2 lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Put the carrots in a saucepan and add water just to cover it. Cook them till water starts boiling. Drain the water through a mesh. Collect the stock and store. We will make a Carrotini from it later.
Similarly blanch the cabbage shreds and drain through a mesh. Discard the stock or if you like store it for later use.
In a large Salad bowl mix the blanched carrots and cabbage. Remember blanching normally involves quick cooking in boling water and cooling in cold water. But here we will allow the cooling to happen on its own as we require a certain warmth in the salad. Squeeze the lemon juice over the salad add in the salt and sugar. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Then sprinkle the pepper powder and mix again and serve immediately.