Make Ahead

Simple Celery Slaw

March 13, 2012
2 Ratings
  • Makes 2 cups
Author Notes

No notes here... Just a variation of South Indian Kosmalli ( traditionally made with Carrots & cucumbers, one of the few salads readily accepted in the typical South Indian repertoire of vegetarian fare). Thanks Food52 for getting me to bring celery into the fold. It seems tailor made for the dish with its refreshing light Crunch. —Panfusine

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup Celery stalks slit in half longitudinally & thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Finely diced English cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup Finely diced carrots
  • 1/2 jalapeno, deseeded & finely minced
  • 1/4-1/3 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon Canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1/2 bunch split dehusked urad dal
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  1. Combine the celery, cucumber, carrot and jalapeno together. Season & adjust for salt.
  2. Heat the oil till it just begins to smoke and add the black mustard seeds & Urad dal. When the mustard sputters & the dal turns golden brown, add the sizzling mix to the vegetable slaw. Stir to combine and add the lemon juice. Mix well.
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8 Reviews

cheese1227 March 13, 2012
What is that thing on the cutting board in the background of your salad???
Panfusine March 14, 2012
my miniature spice box.. Each tiny compartment holds exactly 1 teaspoon of spice.
cheese1227 March 14, 2012
It's very cool!!!
Panfusine March 14, 2012
Thanks! :-)
Panfusine March 13, 2012
Thanks boulangere!
drbabs March 13, 2012
Yum, this sounds delicious!
Panfusine March 13, 2012
Thanks Drbabs!
Panfusine March 13, 2012
Thanks Sdebrango, I'm still left wondering why I had to wait for Food52 to get me going on Celery. My most memorable dish with celery was a a curry I had in Sydney, Australia waay back in 1979. A part of me is still yearning for a second helping 32 yrs later, It was a small non descript diner, they just doled it out with rice, but boy did it make an impression!