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Green Peas and Carrot Salad
(Matar Gajar ka Salad)


Green peas (called Matar) and carrots (called Gajar in India) are seasoned with herbs to give this light and nutritious dish.

Indian Vegetarian Recipes

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Serves: 4 
Cooking time (approx.):  minutes
Style: North Indian Vegetarian

2  big carrot(s) chopped
1  cup(s) green peas shelled
6  tablespoons water
1  big onion(s) finely chopped
1  green chilli(es) minced and crushed with salt
a few mint leaves chopped.
salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste.
fresh coriander or parsley to garnish

  1. Place the chopped carrots and green peas in a microwave-safe deep bowl. Sprinkle the water and microwave covered on high (100%) power for about 4  minute(s). or till they are cooked but firm. Let cool.
  2. Place the cooked carrots and peas in a salad bowl. Add the chopped onions, chillies, mint leaves, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Toss to mix well.


  • Carrots and peas must not be over cooked.
  • When the microwave cooking time for a step exceeds 2 minutes, it is highly recommended the contents be checked and stirred at regular intervals to avoid burning of food.
  • Standing time is a very important step as it completes the microwave cooking process of a dish. Ideally, allow the dish to stand for about 5 minutes before serving.

Serve chilled garnished with: fresh coriander/ parsley

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