Yummy salads for dinner

Crunchy Goa Coleslaw

Crunchy Goa Coleslaw

Its time to make up for all the Goa gluttony. And just to prove that nobody makes me feel guilt, I have been making yummy salads for dinner, inspired by Goa. Mustardy coleslaw , watermelon  salad and Spicy Golden Roast Chicken.  

Mustardy Coleslaw
I love this salad because it feels yummy and light and crunchy all at the same time. Slightly sweet and tangy, with an edge from the mustard, this could actually make siting fun!
  • White Cabbage – 2 c
  • Red Cabage – 1 c
  • Green pepper – half of one
  • Red bell pepper – half of one
  • Raw Maggie noodles – quarter of a pack
  • White Wine Vinegar (you could use any vinegar you like, except balsamic) – 1 T
  • Vegetable Oil – 3T
  • Powdered sugar – 1.5 t
  • Prepared Mustard – 1 t (I used the one from Indigo Deli)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. For the dressing, put everything from vinegar to pepper into a little bottle and shake it up. You could also just throw everything into a bowl and whisk away with a spoon. The bottle is easier and faster.
  2. Finely shred and toss all the vegetables together. Dress with salad with a couple of teaspoon of the dressing (Below). Adjust the salt. Crumble the raw magi noodles on top and serve.
Tip: A little dressing goes a long way. Too much will make your vegetables soggy and take the crunch away. You can always store the rest in the fridge.

Watermelon and celery salad

Watermelon and feta summer salad

Watermelon and feta summer salad

Who would have imagined that watermelon and celery would be so made for each other.  I have discovered that this is another of those amazing matches like basil and tomato, rosemary and  red meat, thyme and mushroom. Try it. I promise you will not regret it.


  • Water melon – 2 c, Diced or scooped into balls
  • Grapes – 1 c, Halved
  • Feta or cottage cheese – .5 c, crumbled
  • Dressing
  • Celery – .5 c, finely chopped
  • Fresh cream – 1 t
  • Honey – 2 t
  • Lemon  juice – 2t
  • Salt to taste.


  1. Combine the watermelon, grapes and cheese in a bowl. Chill
  2. Mix up all the ingredients in a bowl. Whisk.
  3.  Spoon the dressing over the mixture just before serving.


Atul is in Chennai and being alone is like meeting a very dear friend after a long time. You need to do it often enough or you lose touch and have nothing to say. But too often isn’t good either –  you lose your sense of self. (And miss your other half who is training some very hot girl in a city far far away.) So the weekend was full of great friends and  madness and I have still not recovered. On Friday night,  Priti and I prepped for the big cookie explosion. We mixed up the dough for the cookies and packed them away (at 12.30 AM). See pic here – http://bombaychowparty.wordpress.com/2010/10/31/the-consummate-chocolate-chip-cookie-explosion-part-1/

The finished and packages cookies will be up soon too. And if you are lucky, you may even be the recipient of what we have been told are delicious little Diwali gifts!


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