9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Spicy Asian Slaw–Meghalaya

Friday, April 18, 2014

Spicy Asian Slaw–Meghalaya

After Manipur, let us travel to Meghalaya. Megha means “cloud”, aalayam means “place”, that is how the name Meghalaya should have been derived. Like the other North Eastern states, Meghalaya is also largely forested and Tribal people make up most of the population. And like the other North Eastern states, I had a tough time searching for a vegetarian recipe of the state as non-vegetarian was quite predominant. It was a breather when I found this simple salad on Sify from here. From Wiki – “The name means "the abode of clouds" in Sanskrit. The capital is Shillong, known as the "Scotland of the East". Meghalayan cuisine is unique and different from other northeastern Indian states.[83] Spiced meat is common, from goats, pigs, fowl, ducks, and cows. In the Khasi and Jaintia Hills districts, common foods include jadoh, ki kpu, tung-rymbai, and pickled bamboo shoots. Other common foods in Meghalaya include minil songa (steamed sticky rice), sakkin gata, and momo dumplings. Like other tribes in the northeast, the Garos ferment rice beer, which they consume in religious rites and secular celebrations”. After doing so many elaborate dishes for this BM, I wanted to do a simple one which is also easy and light on the stomach.. So I chose this delicious spicy salad which was very light and quite easy to make.. No cooking required and makes a great side. Have it with bread or soup for a light meal.

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Ingredients

Cabbage - 1 cup
Carrots - 1/2 cup
Soy Sauce - 1 tea spoon
Rice vinegar - 1/4 tea spoon
Sesame Oil - 1 tea spoon
Toasted Sesame Seeds - to sprinkle
Red chili flakes / Black pepper powder - 1/4 tea spoon

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Method

Mix together the rice vinegar, soy sauce and the sesame oil well
Add the chili flakes to the above
Mix together cabbage and carrots well
Drizzle the liquid ingredients over the vegetables and toss gently until well mixed
Transfer to a serving and sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds
Serve!!

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16 comments :

  1. That's really a very nice take...:)..didn't realize they had this as well..

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  2. Looks very crunchy with mildly spicy and prefectly flavoured with vinegar,sesame oil. Loving it to the core.

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  3. I don't blame you for picking a simple recipe after all those elaborate recipes. I could not mind this simple slaw any time and easy on the stomach

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  4. Healthy and colourful salad..like the crunch of sesame.

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  5. looks awesome, this is beautiful looking salad

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  6. That is a nice looking salad. Addition of sesame seeds and oil is interesting.

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  7. Tempting salad. I love how the sesame seeds are peeking !

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  8. that's one tasty salad i wouldn't mind eating

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  9. Colourful looking slaw. Very healthy...

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  10. you can definitely see chinese influence with this recipe

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  11. Healthy and colorful looking salad..

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  12. I just love any slaw and this Indianized slawa is tempting me :) very colorful and love the til topping !!

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