Sunday, November 8, 2015

Bunga Kantan/Ginger Torch Bud Pineapple Cucumber Salad

This super speed salad can be the last minute call for the knock-knock at your door Deepavali or any other joyous atmosphere. Short of time, exhausted and don't want to cook a lavish veggie dish, here you have this refreshing-vibrant salad. The bunga kantan/long-stemmed bud of the ginger flower ultimately the key ingredient and please don't ask me if it can be replaced with other herbs. Sincerely I'm afraid not. Pinkish in colour, the invigorating and fresh-fresh aroma of the bud (assam laksa 1, assam laksa 2 and ikan asam pedas) indeed perfumes this salad. The rest of the ingredients - just take a drive/walk to the neighbourhood small mini-market and there-there you will see. Okay. So a short intro for this "fresh-fresh exciting Malaysian salad" but remember, such a salad is to be made there and then, I mean before serving. Otherwise not exciting any more.

Ingredients (plus minus as per taste)
1/4 cucumber - remove seeds and slice thinly
1 medium piece pineapple - slice thinly
1 bunga kantan/ginger bud - cut of the stem and thinly slice the bud
4 shallots - slice thinly
2 green chillies - slice thinly
2 tbsp roasted peanuts - lightly crush
3 sprigs mint leaves - the leaves shredded/sliced
A little lime juice
Salt for taste
Sugar? If you feel you should add
Super easy - add all the ingredients in a bowl, toss and done!!

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  1. So fresh, crunchy and kind of salad!

  2. Wow !! that must be filling and healthy lunch /snack.

  3. Thanks for the sure it's delicious.

  4. Healthy salad ...we can have this in lunch to keep ourselves light

  5. i have no ideahow this would taste like. Have not even heard of such a combination!

  6. Salad looks super healthy and refreshing.. Love it.
    Advance Happy Diwali Navaneetham

  7. interesting recipe..the salad looks too good..the roasted peanuts must have given this salad a nice crunch and flavour...

  8. I wish my mom cooked like that for me bt lazy me need to try some new recipes.. this is simple and fuss free

  9. I love the look of the salad! It's only recently I learnt that torch ginger buds are edible. Lovely colour! Hope you had a great Diwali.

  10. Loved the combo of ingredients...will incorporate some of the ingredients next time in my salad....I always love the crunch of peanuts in my salads...Lovely share:)

  11. Such refreshing ingredients a salad I will enjoy.

  12. Salad looks soo fresh with soothing colors in it as well as healthy too..

  13. Love this colorful, flavorful and healthy salad!


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