Spicy Warm Salad

By Vaidehi Mody on Pre-Diwali Potluck, Mumbai


  • ½ cup cauliflower florets, steamed until tender
  • ½ cup cut French beans (1″ pieces), steamed until tender
  • ½ cup thinly sliced carrots
  • ½ cup sliced button mushrooms
  • ½ cup julienned green capsicum
  • 1 large red tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup boiled chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp micro-greens, for the garnish

For the Spicy Peanut Dressing

  • 1 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
  • ½ cup tamarind pulp
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp date paste
  • Unrefined salt to taste


For the dressing, blend all the ingredients together with a few tablespoons of water, until smooth and creamy.

Take a large bowl and place all the salad ingredients (while the steamed vegetables are still warm). Pour the peanut dressing over, enough to thickly coat the vegetables. Garnish with micro-greens.

Serve with oodles of love.

Serves 5-6