Sunday, November 8, 2015

Bunga Kantan/Ginger Torch Bud Pineapple Cucumber Salad

I love all things Malaysian herbs and nice (Keluak Nyonya Fish Curry, Kunyit Petai Sambal, Curry Leaves Hummus & Nasi Kerabu). One of my favourites, actually, most of our Malaysian herbs are my forever favourite, I still must go ahead and mention bunga kantan. One which I am trying so hard to grow, no luck though, then again, don't you think anything we try so hard, seemingly is harder than ever?  Believe me, for whatever reason it may be, bunga kantan seeds are stubborn as a mule. They just wouldn't grow. Nevertheless, I have not given up. I am still keeping my fingers crossed (Kerabu Kacang Botol, Apple Cucumber Salad & Cucumber Yogurt Salad). Hopefully sooner or later, my mission impossible will be accomplished. Therefore, for this super speed easy Malaysian salad, I obviously bought bunga kantan. Fantastically and so sensational aromatic, and akin a pink petal flower (Assam Laksa, Curry Chicken Noodle, Assam Curry Fish, Lemongrass Chilli Potato & Sambal Sotong),  trust me, bunga kantan did wonders for this salad. Tossed with the rest of the pantry friendly and ingredients you can easily get your hands on. This raw Bunga Kantan Pineapple Cucumber Salad I reckon will delight you (Beetroot Raita, Thai Papaya Salad, Prawn Salad & Watermelon Mint Salad). How about giving a go to this Malaysian salad Nava K invented? Believe me, indeed my invention. If you still want to prove me wrong, go ahead. You might as well spend the hours by googling for a similar recipe.   

Ingredients (plus minus as per taste)
1/4 cucumber - remove seeds and slice thinly
1 medium piece pineapple - slice thinly (Pineapple Rasam)
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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