Thursday 17 November 2011

Guest Post - Asian Inspired ColeSlaw

Hi! I am Arundati, from Escapades who gets linked here quite a bit. As readers of this blog know, the Material Girl is away meditating in silence and then on a break and the daunting task of monitoring this baby  blog has been entrusted to me. the best way to get me out of my blogging slumber if you ask me.

there will be quite a slew of posts by friends in the coming weeks and that is most exciting....a bunch of surprises here for when the owner/writer of this blog is back. 

As someone who praises enjoys my cooking a lot, and someone who claims to suck at salads, I thought it would be fitting to post here a beautiful crisp colourful Asian inspired salad. You see the Material Girl loves colour and texture and taste. What better way than to put all of it in a bowl?

Like you can see, I ramble on quite a bit, and brevity isn't my strength. So the posts here for a while will be longer than usual. Please bear with us till regular programming resumes!

In the meanwhile, lets all wish the Material Girl a beautiful introspective time in meditation and may we all send her good vibes. 

Asian Inspired Coleslaw (makes 2 helpings)

Inspired from here 

1 cup finely shredded red/ purple cabbage
1/2 an apple, sliced fine
1/4 each of red and yellow capsicum, sliced into matchsticks
1/4 cup of fresh green beans, sliced into matchsticks and blanched for 2-3 minutes in hot boiling water
1 spring onion, sliced (green and white parts)

(can also use baby corn, blanched carrots, green cabbage, bean sprouts etc)

Toss all of the above in a largish bowl and set aside.

for the dressing
1 teaspoon vinegar
2 teaspoon tomato garlic /sweet chilli sauce (such as maggi/kissan)
2 teaspoon honey
1 green chilli, sliced fine (remove seeds if you dont want it too hot)
1 tablespoon warm water

whisk all of the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl with a fork, taste and adjust.
pour the dressing over the chopped vegetables and toss well with light hands or a fork to ensure the dressing spreads evenly over the salad.

garnish with 2 tablespoons of lightly toasted sesame seeds and fresh coriander leaves

this is a refreshing filling salad. perfect for those days when you want some colour and texture on your plate. the crunch of the vegetables is balanced with the sweet spiciness of the dressing. this is a versatile salad and the choice of vegetables can easily be altered based on whats lurking in your freezer.


  1. That's a lovely colourful salad than the regular coleslaw, i get tummy aches if i eat that coleslaw may be because of mayonaise in it. This version is fantastic

  2. Thats a Refreshing n colourful salad..... it looks crunchy n am going to dish it out today....Super Anu...love

  3. Very nice and colorful. Sounds very tasty, will try it.


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