Indian Rice Salad:



  • 2-3 table spoons cooked rice  or more if you want
  • Ghee  – 2 teaspoons
  • Cumin seeds ¼ teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ teaspoon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh  chopped ginger
  • 1 pod garlic chopped – optional


  • Grated carrots – 2 tablespoons
  • Avocado – ½ chopped
  • Cucumber – ¼  – chopped
  • Celery – ¼ – chopped
  • Sweet corn – 2 tablespoons
  • Spinach – handful chopped in small pieces
  • Lettuce handful chopped in small pieces
  • Red chard leaves – half handful chopped in small pieces
  • Rocket – half handful—chopped in small pieces
  • Lemon juice—1 teaspoon
  • Salt and black pepper for taste

Please see what salad leaves you are able to add they are all optional


  1. Mix all salad/vegetable ingredients in a mixing bowl
  2. Add hot water to the salads vegetables
  3. Leave water in for 1-2 minutes
  4. Drain out all the water make sure no water remains. This helps with the steaming of salad
  5. Mix the salad again
  6. Add – lemon juice – 1 teaspoon, salt for taste, black pepper for taste
  7. Add cooked rice and mix well

Salad dressing:

  1. In a small pan heat the ghee to hot
  2. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, ginger and garlic. Stir until golden brown
  3. Then add the ghee with all seeds mix to the salad and rice.

ginger and lemon zest image 2Mix well. and it’s ready to be eaten. You can add chopped coriander as a garnish on top
Remember to have a hot herbal tea along with your Indian Rice Salad. Best Herbal Tea that goes with this salad to even bring out all the benefits is Ginger and Lemon Zest Herbal Tea
Recipe Copy righted by  © Dr Deepa Apte

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