Salad Dressing ----2

1/4 cup black olives
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. lemon juice (to taste)
salt to taste
1 tsp. chili flakes
1/4 tsp. oregano.
1/2 tsp garlic chopped finely (optional)

Mash the black olives to get a rough paste or then grind in a mixer. remove in a heat proof bowl and add rest of the ingredients except oil. Heat oil and add this hot oil to the olive mixture. let it stand for half hour.
Dice cucumbers, carrots, radish, lettuce etc and toss in the above salad at time of serving.

Salad Dressing---1

1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp. lemon juice ( adjust to ur taste)
1/4 tsp pepper
salt to taste
1 tsp. mustard (more or less according to taste)
2 cloves garlic mashed

For Salad:- carrots, cucumber, red bell pepper, lecctuce--- quarted.

Whisk oil, lemon juice salt and pepper till well blended (oil and juice combine) Add garlic and mustard and whisk well. Toss the salad in the dressing at the time of serving. Adjust the seasoning

White Radish and Carrot salad

2 white radish -- Mooli
2 carrots
salt to taste
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 cup boiled corn
1/4 cup chopped coriander
2 chopped green chilies

Grate the carrot and radish. Squeeze out water from them and keep to chill. At the time of serving mix in rest of the ingredients. Toss and serve.

Think different : to make it Italian add mixed herbs or any one of dips we make in class or then the chili oil. Corn can be substituted for sprouts too.

This is how we make the recipes work for us one salad can be made different every time.

Posted by Rajul sanghvi--- for all those who always want to learn salads and from me who always says there is nothing to them.

Paneer Chutney wala


2 medium onions pureed in mixer

1 tomato pureed in mixer

100 gms paneer cut into small pieces

2 tbsp. fresh cream

1 tsp. Coriender powder

1/2 tsp. garam masala

1 tbsp. curds

2 Tbsp. mint chutney (recipe on blog)

salt and red chili to taste


Heat 3 oil add the onions-- cook till browns. Add all the dry masalas i.e coriender, garam, salt, red chili saute. Add the tomato puree cook till oil separates. Add the green chutney mix add curds -- cook for a minute. Add paneer pieces and pinch sugar. cook till masala coates paneer. serve hot with parathas.

Contributed by Rajul

Class Feedback

Rajul ur an ingenious cook....n d best teacher like me who r a complete layman ....uv made us gt compliments by teaching us so well...n wen u tell us tht d class will comprise of 5 dishes...u shud definitely write n many more becoz of d no of variations u teach us...
hats off 2 u...u know it all...
i'l b der 4 d deserts class next sat... c u

Feed back from Deepa on Chinese Class

Hey Rajul
My son is a Hakka Noodles fan and he was so excited about the new Chinese recipes. I made Hakka, Fried Rice, Schezwan Fried Rice and Vegetables in garlic sauce. We all had a lovely chinese treat on Sunday evening - thanks to you! The noodles came out great - just like the restaurant style :)