Sambharo (Gujarati salad)

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Sambharo (Gujarati salad)

Author Notes: Sambharo is a cooked salad (that's a fun oxymoron, isn't it?) made with tadka and vegetables like grated carrots, chopped cabbage. The vegetables retain a bite and the only purpose of cooking is to flavor them with seasoned oil of tadka. Annada Rathi


Serves 3-4

  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly diced cabbage
  • 1 serrano pepper diced into 1/2" strips
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 pinch sugar
  1. Heat oil in a skillet at medium heat. After 3-4 minutes, add mustard and cumin seeds.
  2. Once the seeds stop popping, add turmeric and serrano peppers. Saute to prevent burning.
  3. Add carrots and cabbage. Stir well.
  4. Add salt, lime juice and sugar. Cook for 5-7 minutes and turn the heat off. The vegetables will lose their raw smell but still have a bite to them.
  5. Eat it as a salad or a part of thali.

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