Raw Spicy Zoodle Salad

This year you will see a lot of easy and less ingredient recipes on the blog.

Hello Lovely Readers,


Yes. You heard it right. Last year I did get a lot of feedback from most of you asking me to post savory recipes and easy recipes which do not require baking. Though eggless baking is my forte and I love to put up those on the blog I will also try to add a lot of DIY easy recipes on the blog.

ZOODLES!! Also known as zucchini noodles is the STAR ingredient of the recipe.

Everyone is shifting from noodles to zoodles these days. And why not? They are way more healthier than noodles. You definitely need a Spiralizer to get those perfect zoodles..But incase you do not have one you can use a regular grater to do so. It wont be perfect but will give you long spirals of Zucchini which very much does the job. This salad is definitely my new found love. It is supremely rich in nutrition and a bowl filled with flavor and health. With a shelf life if up to 2 days without the dressing this is definitely a perfect option when travelling. It is filling and can be a perfect crunchy snack for those hunger pangs. 🙂

P.S – I am in love with the addition of Red Cabbage.


The red cabbage is really high in fiber ans looks beautiful when you add it in a recipe. It is easily available in the markets these days. I never picked them until I thought about adding it to the salad and I am completely in love with these beauties. They are absolutely gorgeous. This sald is raw and has nothing cooked. So all you have to do is mix all the ingredients together and you are sorted. If you want to prepare it in advance for an early dinner or lunch you can mix everything together and just add the dressing when ready to serve. It truly is divine.


The dressing is spicy and the special addition of Mustard is like a cherry on the cake. The base is definitely of Olive Oil and Lime. The dressing does have a lot of spices yet has a balanced flavor with the addition of honey.

Lets get started.

RECIPE: Raw Spicy Zoodle Salad

Makes- A bowl

Prep Time- 10 mins


For the Salad

  • Zucchini- 1/2 Spiralized or Grated
  • Carrot- 1/2 Grated
  • Red Cabbage- 1/2 cup Grated
  • American Sweet Corn- 1/2 cup
  • Cilantro- Chopped

For the Dressing

  • Olive Oil- 2 to 3 Tbsp
  • Lime Juice- 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Ginger- 1 inch grated
  • Jalapeno- 1
  • Mustard Sauce- 1/2 tsp
  • Honey- 1 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Pepper- to taste


Grate zucchini, carrots and red cabbage. Add all the other ingredients under the salad heading in a large bowl and mix together.

Mix all the ingredients under the dressing section until it is of a fine consistency.

Pour the dressing over the salad, mix well and you are ready to serve.

Your Raw Spicy Zoodle Bowl is now ready.


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Piri Piri Corn Salad with Wholewheat Pita Chips

Piri Piri Corn Salad with Wholewheat Pita Chips is surely a great way to start the month of October. Healthy is surely Tasty too. My Piri Piri Corn Salad Just Defines That. ❤


Heyiii All You Lovely Readers 🙂

Firstly, I would like to thank each one of you for all your love. Each day I receive alot of  Messages and Emails , and my day is just made with all the amazing things you say and it gives me confidence to do more better. I also whole heartedly welcome your feedbacks so please keep writing in. Also, I just reached my 1st Milestone on INSTAGRAM with 1000+ Followers 🙂 OCTOBER couldn’t begin more better than this…..Isn’t It?? Well there is a lot more to do…. but the first 1k followers are always special I believe. ❤


If you have been a regular follower and reader of my blog you would know that I have been really excited about the month OCTOBER since my last blog post. October is my favorite month because Its my Birthday month and also because of all the Festivals and Celebrations around. Through out the month, I feel each day is a Celebration. My Piri Piri Corn Salad with Wholewheat Pita Chips just show that the celebrations have begun.

P.S- My Piri Corn Salad with Wholewheat Pita Chips are spicy, tangy, and healthy.

As you know, I started my new section SALADS in the previous month. The Cucumber Ribbon Salad with Yogurt Mint Dressing was loved by everyone. On one hand where that salad was cool…sweet…and very summery, this salad is very peppy. It is spicy..tangy and is served with wholewheat pita chips for that extra crunch. You can also eat it as a salsa with any other chips of your choice. I preferred homemade wholewheat pita chips. In this recipe you will learn to make both the salad and the chips. You can use the Whole Wheat Pita Chips and serve it with Soups, Salsa and even Pastas. It is really versatile.


If you Love Amercian Sweet Corn you are surely going to love this salad. I have used a ready made Piri Piri Sauce to add in the spice to this salad. If you don’t have it you can also use Piri Piri Powder or make the sauce at home. The choice is totally yours. Now, whether you can make this sauce without any Piri Piri Sauce then my answer would be NO. I mean you will have a salad but it wouldn’t be a Spicy Salad anymore. However, if not this, I would suggest you to add a few chopped green chilies for the flavor.


This Salad tastes amazing with Whole Wheat Pita Chips. It balances out the spicy-ness of the Salad. You can serve it with a ready to eat chips of your choice if you don’t prefer making the Whole wheat Pita chips. These are fairly easy to make and are ready in no time. This salad can be well prepared before hand and served when desired. I am in love with these pita chips. They are made without yeast. I will be doing a pita bread recipe soon on the blog. You can surely replace the whole wheat flour with all purpose flour (maida). The quantities and the recipe remains the same.

 Without much a do…lets begin with the recipe.


Makes- 2 cups salad and a plate full of chips

Prep Time- 20 mins

Baking Time of Pita Chips- 15 to 20 mins


For the Salad:

  • Partly Boiled American Sweet Corn- 1 cup
  • Red Onion- 1 Chopped
  • Tomatoes- 2 (Diseeded and Chopped)
  • Cabbage- 1/4th piece (Chopped)
  • Ginger- 1 Inch Chopped
  • Lemon Juice- 1 to 2 Tbsp
  • Piri Piri Sauce- 1 Tbsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Pepper- to taste
  • Taco Mix- 1 Tbsp
  • Cilantro- 2 to 3 Tbsp (Finely Chopped)
  • Roasted Red Chilli Flakes- 1/4th Tsp

For the Whole Wheat Pita Chips:

  • Whole Wheat Flour- 1 cup
  • Water- To knead the dough
  • Butter- 2 tbsp
  • Baking Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Oil- 30 ml


1. In a large bowl, Take whole wheat flour, Oil, Baking Powder and knead a soft dough using adequate water. Knead the dough for atleast 5 to 7 minutes on a flat surface so that the gluten in the dough is developed. Cover with a damp towel and leave aside for 1 hour.

2. In another bowl, add Onions, Tomatoes, Cabbage, Corn, Ginger, Salt, Pepper, Taco Mix, Roasted Red Chilli Flakes and keep aside.

3. Now, take one fourth of the dough and roll it out. Apply Melted butter and fold it to form a Semi- Circle. Do the same with all the dough.

4. Grill this in the oven for about 15 mins at 180 degrees or until the dough is crisp. Once done, you can sprinkle over a lot of taco mix and cut them into triangles or any desired shape of your choice.

5. While serving, mix lemon juice and cilantro to the salad. Place them in your serving dish and top with a lot of pita chips.

Your Piri Piri Corn Salad with Whole Wheat Pita Chips is now ready.


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Hello Lovely Readers,

Its weekend and I am just too lazy to make something fancy. I don’t understand: but the fact is I like cooking on weekdays. Just the thought of weekend makes me Lazy. 😛 Also, I think my creativity works the best when I am alone and cooking. I like my space in the kitchen to cook. So yeah, I love cooking on weekdays. It just makes me really happy. I have thought of a few new recipes this week. I hope they come out well and I can share it on the blog.

P.S- Weekends are the best for lazy and easy cooking.


I am not a SALAD fan. I like it once in a while. Also I like eating my veggies just like that instead of putting it all together in the form of a salad. So yeah…Here I am with my first salad recipe on the blog. Actually this new addition is due to my sisters desire for me to make various salads. She is very fond of them and she really has encouraged me to try a lot of salads. So you will definitely be reading a lot of salad recipes coming on the blog.

This Cucumber Ribbon Salad with Yogurt Mint Salad is the easiest salad ever. The ingredients that are used are not very fancy. I believe you can find them at your kitchen on a day to day basis. It is really easy to put together and comes out amazing. Also, I have sliced the salad in the form of ribbons which look really gorgeous. The sprouts just enhance the taste and the health quotient of the salad. It adds that crunchy-ness to the Salad and goes really well with the dressing.

Screenshot_2014-09-12-00-37-39-1_wmEven if you are a kid, or a beginner  in the kitchen, this one is really easy. Anyone of you can make these. Its best for a hot a summer day. I had them for lunch and it was really nice. I have here used a Yogurt Mint Dressing. You can also go ahead and use a regular lemon dressing for the same. It would taste good with a Lemon Dressing too but turn out to be the best with this Yogurt Mint Dressing. This dressing is really Universal and you can use it for a lot of other salads or as a dip. Will be doing a post for the same too.


P.S- If you are not a Salad Fan, try these. I am sure you would ❤ them. 





For the Yogurt Mint Dressing:

  • Greek Yogurt- 1/2 cup
  • Olive Oil- 2 Tbsp
  • Lemon Juice- 1  1/2 Tbsp
  • Salt- To taste
  • Pepper- To taste
  • Chat Masala- 1/2 Tsp
  • Green Chilli- 1 Finely Chopped
  • Mint Leaves- 5 to 6 Finely Chopped
  • Sugar- 1 pinch

For the Salad:

  • Cucumber- Ribbons( Cut with the help of a peeler)
  • Sprouts- 1/2 cup
  • Pomegranate- 2 Tbsp


1.  In a bowl mix all the ingredients under the heading of the Yogurt Mint Dressing and keep aside to chill in the refrigerator.

2. Add cucumber ribbons, sprouts and pomegranate in a bowl.

3. Add the dressing and top with a few mint leaves.

4. Serve Chilled.

Your Cucumber Ribbon Salad with Yogurt Mint Dressing is now Ready.

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