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Sri Lankan Carrot Salad

The raw deal to a raw salad must be recognised and hailed as healthiness and for keeping it really easy and simple in our kitchen. Of course. I in fact love the concept to raw salads, but can't be a regularity because my half-half does not really fancy. Maybe every now and then is acceptable to him, whereas I am every willing to tuck into a raw salad even if its daily and sometimes raw salads are not necessarily an accompaniment for my rice meals (Penang Acar). They can be my snack as well when I feel like munching instead of grabbing junk food (Apple Cucumber Salad, Watermelon Salad & Malaysian Mango Salad) and anything for the matter made with vegetables is most probably low in calorie counting (Shahi GobiCabbage UpkariKashmiri Vegetable Soup & Vegetable Raita). Moreover, when we speak about this Sri Lankan Carrot Salad (Carrot Poriyal)? An ultimate fresh raw burst to natural sweetness (Cucumber Yogurt Salad) of carrot and cucumber, refreshing tropical grated coconut (Sri Lankan Coconut Gravy), tadbit of heat from red chilli and green chilli, and tangy lime juice.
1 carrot - remove skin and grate
1/2 cucumber - remove seeds and grate with the skin on
2 tbsp fresh grated coconut
1 red chili - sliced thinly
1 green chili - sliced thinly
2-3 sprigs coriander leaves -shredded/sliced
4 shallots - sliced thinly
Lime juice - as needed
Salt to taste

Toss everything together.
Enjoy the salad as a side with or whatever you  prefer. 


  1. That is one perfect bowl of salad ! Happy new year to you and family...

  2. So colourful and nutritious salad with a wonderful Photography.

  3. Healthy way to start new year. Happy New year.

  4. Beautiful clicks, this quick salad looks so colorful! Wishing you a very Happy New Year :)

  5. Nava, do you know where i can get fresh grated "young" coconut? Taste nicer than old coconut

  6. eating rainbows and its so healthy too!

    blessed 2014!!!

  7. Nava, best wish to your and your family in 2014!

  8. What better than starting new year with a healthy salad .. Will defiantly try out this one
    Happy 2014

  9. A very Happy New Year, Nava! Hope I will see healthy and not so healthy but still see your delicious recipes in 2014. This salad looks a good change after eating party food.

  10. Lovely salad. Looks like Kosambri, the Indian carrot salad!


  12. loved this recipe Navs Happy new year dear
    I have started a new food blog :)

  13. healthy start to the year nava... lovely salad...

  14. We make similar salad with grated carrots and cabbage!! And give it a tadka of mustard seeds and hing!! Love it!!

  15. Now we have one additional recipe for a healthy lunch:)

    Thanks Nava,

    Simon Lee

  16. I love this colourful start to the New Year. Being healthy is an added bonus. I agree with you on maintaining a balance between dishes. This one looks amazing and the recipe is so straightforward. Can't wait for the chilli prawn!

  17. Really healthy salad and colorful too.nice click

  18. Wishing you a very very Happy New year
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  19. A healthy way to start the new year.. Colorful and of course very healthy food..

  20. I always look for these kind of salad recipes which are quick and yummy. It looks delicious. :)

  21. Wow, i have everything in my kitchen except the fresh grated coconut, so maybe i am going to make this without it, or will add tadka :)

  22. Awesomely colourful and fresh for sure!

  23. Refreshing and healthy my type of salad for these hot days.


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