Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Veggie and dry fruit salad with yogurt dressing || Vegetable & dry fruit salad with lemon yogurt dressing

Veggie and dry fruit salad with yogurt dressing recipe with step by step pics, youtube video(will share soon) and tips. Vegetable and dry fruit salad is one of our favorite salad at home. It is creamy, nutty and aromatic with the flavors of Indian spices in it. Believe me it is very filling, nutritious and gives cooling effect to your tummy instantly, i surely can say that you will love to have it regularly after tasting it once. Whenever i feel my morning breakfast or even my lunch is heavy i prepare this salad. And not only that i love to have it anytime with or without yogurt dressing. We you prepare different salad dressings , yogurt dressing is one of my all time favorite and no need to tell how yummy it taste during summer sizzling hot times. During summers(in any season according to your taste)just keep it in refrigerator for sometime and have it 😋. Do check out my latest youtube videos recipes..

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This veggies and dry fruit salad includes different veggies like carrot,cucumber, bell pepper/ capsicum,cabbage, onion, tomato(you can include other veggies of your choice). Dry fruits which i used are just almonds, dry apricot and raisins. You can also add walnuts as per availability, fried peanuts added in it gives good crunchy taste and aroma. Coming to yogurt dressing, i added pepper powder and cumin powder . You can herbs, even olive oil for extra taste. We use all raw veggies in this salad, you do not feel raw kind of taste because of yogurt creamy texture. Do watch my youtube for full detailed recipe.Do not forgot to subscribe my  youtube channel Vasus vegkitchen & press bell button to get new recipe notifications.

Taking this healthy, tasty and nutritious vegetable and dry fruit salad with yogurt dressing to Shhhhh Secretly Cooking Challenge fb group started by Priya of Priyas Versatile Recipes and taken further till date by Mayuri di who blogs at Mayuris jikoni. We completed recipes from all states from A to Z, so now admin team and members decided a new interesting way for monthly theme that is - one group member in alphabetical order will suggest theme. Later admin team will pair interested members, then we both share 2 secret ingredients among us and prepare recipe using it and all other members will guess it. This month theme suggested by Kalyani Sri, who blogs at Sizzlingtastebuds, do check her space for wonderful recipes, bookmarked her sugar free lemon iced tea to try soon. This month i am paired with Priya VijayaKrishnan who blogs at "SweetSpicyTasty", do check her space for traditiaonal tamil nadu recipes and recipes from different regions. Bookmarked her jain falafel recipe to try soon. Priya gave me coriander leaves and peanuts as two secret ingredients, with which i prepared this salad recipe. Both the ingredients added good taste and aroma to my salad. In turn i gave her pepper powder and lemon juice, Priya prepared sweet corn salad - vegan recipe. Do check her space for tasty recipes.
Let's start recipe..

                          Vegetable and dry fruit salad with yogurt dressing 

Preparation time : 20 min
Cook Time : 15 minutes
Serves : 1 bowl
Category : Salad 
Recipe Cuisine: Indian 
Main ingredient: vegetables, dry fruits and yogurt
Author : Aruna SarasChandra


Onion - 1
tomato - 1
carrot -1 
cucumber - 1 
cabbage - 1/2 cup
capsicum - 3/4 (you can use red , yellow bell pepper's if available)
sweet corn - 1/2 cup
lemon juice - 2 tsp 
Almonds - 10
dry apricot - 4
kismis - 10
peanuts - 1/4 cup

For yogurt dressing

yogurt - 1 cup
salt as per taste
pepper powder - 1 tsp(adjust)
roasted cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
honey - 1 & 1/2 tsp


1) Take a cotton cloth or muslin cloth pour yogurt/curd tie it and hang it for 30 minutes to removes excess water from curd.


2) Boil sweet corn in excess water for few minute. Do not overcook, sweetcorn taste well when it is crunchy.

3) Take a pan fry 1.4 cup of ground nuts till it changes and keep it aside.

4) clean veggies in water, cut all the veggies into thin equal strips(julienne cut) and take it into bowl. Add pinch of salt and lemon juice saute everything well, close the lid and keep it aside.


5) finely chop almonds,dry apricot and keep it aside.

6) remove groundnuts skin and crush it coarsely and keep it aside.

7) Yogurt will be thick now, remove it from cloth and take it into bowl. Add pepper powder, roasted cumin powder, salt, honey and mix everything well.

8) Add chopped dry fruits(almonds, dry apricot, raisins) mix well.

9) Now add finely chopped vegetables, saute everything well. 


10) Adjust pepper powder and salt according to your taste. At last add crushed peanut and finely saute everything well. 

Our salad is ready, keep salad in fridge for an hour and serve chilled. Decorate salad as per your taste and enjoy.


** Add veggies according to your taste and availability.

**You can skip dry fruits of your choice, you can also add walnuts .

** Use thick and sweet curd to get creamy texture and good taste.

** You can skip adding honey.

** Serve it cool or as it. 

** You can also add Italian herbs, red chili flakes in it.

Also check other related recipes by just clicking the link below pic..

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                                           Senaga gugillu

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