A mild, pleasantly flavoured dill sauce transforms this simple salad of peas and potatoes.

Cooking Time : 10 min. Preparation Time : 15 min.

Serves 6.

 2 teacups baby potatoes      
 1 teacup fresh green peas    For the dressing
 dill sauce     For the garnish
 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill leaves          Method
             1.    Peel and boil the potatoes and store in salted cold water.
     2.    Cook the peas lightly in boiling water.
     3.    Put the potatoes and peas in a serving bowl. Add the sauce and toss.
     4.    Put in the refrigerator.
     5.    Serve cold, garnished with dill leaves.

(Courtesy: Tarla Dalal)


A healthy combination of carrots and dates.

Cooking Time : Nil. Preparation Time : 15 min.

Serves 6 to 8.

 2 teacups grated carrots      
 1 head lettuce      
 1/2 teacup chopped dates      
 2 tablespoons chopped toasted almonds (optional)    For the dressing
 honey and lemon dressing         Method
             1.    Put the carrots in ice-cold water for 10 minutes. Drain thoroughly.
     2.    Put the lettuce in ice-cold water for 10 minutes. Drain thoroughly.
     3.    Break off the individual lettuce leaves into bitesize pieces and prepare a bed of the leaves in a serving bowl. 
     4.    Spread the grated carrots in the middle.
     5.    Sprinkle the chopped dates and toasted almonds over the carrots.
     6.    Put in the refrigerator.
     7.    Serve cold with the dressing in a separate bowl.

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