Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / My All-Time Favourite Nutritious Veggie Lentil Salad Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    My All-Time Favourite Nutritious Veggie Lentil Salad

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    25 mins

    20 mins

    5 mins

    Charishma_Ramchandani's Note:

    As of date(14th Dec'02), this is my FAVOURITE salad. Reasons being: 1) Its so simple and easy to make, even a 10 year old could do it. 2) It's easy on the budget. 3) All the ingredients are always available, year round, plus, always ready on hand. 4) It does not require even a wee bit of salt; it's delicious as it is and salt is not missed at all. 5) Most importantly, from the health point of view, this salad is very nutritious and healthy to eat. When mixed with Saffron rice(recipe number 47592 by Sue L), it becomes a wonderful crunchy-munchy side dish, all by itself. I am head over heels crazy about this salad and I can eat this everyday, no fuss whatsoever:) I think this salad is just G-R-E-A-T!

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note



    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 large carrot, peeled and grated
    • 2 tablespoons yellow lentils, washed and soaked in boiling hot water for 15 to 20 minutes (yellow moong dal)
    • 1 teaspoon white lentils (white urad dal)
    • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
    • 1 green chili, chopped (Use 2 if you like it more spicy)
    • 2 cucumbers, chopped into real small pieces
    • 2 teaspoons oil


    1. 1
      Peel and grate a carrot and keep aside.
    2. 2
      Chop cucumbers (skin on) into very small cubes and keep aside.
    3. 3
      In the meantime, bring a little over half cup of water to a boil and soak the washed yellow lentils in the same.
    4. 4
      Simmer on low flame for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
    5. 5
      Now, squeeze out the excess water from the grated carrot and the chopped cucumbers by squeezing them in the palm of your hand tightly.
    6. 6
      Place the veggies in a large salad serving bowl.
    7. 7
      Now, heat oil in a frying pan over high flame.
    8. 8
      When hot, add mustard seeds and allow to crackle.
    9. 9
      Add the chopped green chilli and the white urad dal.
    10. 10
      Mix once.
    11. 11
      Add the drained yellow lentils and saute for 2 minutes on low-medium flame.
    12. 12
      Remove from heat.
    13. 13
      Toss the lentil mixture into the veggie mix.
    14. 14
      Mix well.
    15. 15
    16. 16
      Refrigerate and serve chilled.
    17. 17
      I enjoy this on its own as well as when I toss this into'Saffron Rice' (recipe number 47592).
    18. 18
      This also tastes really nice when mixed into yogurt and eaten.

    Browse Our Top Lentil Recipes

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 30, 2002


      This was pretty good, and like you said, you don't miss the salt! I didn't change anything int he recipe, and had this with chappatis for lunch, although I think it might taste better with curd rice. Thanks Charishma!

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on January 21, 2007


      This was not the success I was hoping it would be. I could already see by gathering the ingredients together before starting to cook that amount of lentils called for in the recipe was not going to be enough for the 6 servings stated. Moreover, the proportion of mustard seeds to lentils was too high. As is, the recipe is spicy, due to the chilies, but bland, there is no salt and pepper and no other spices to add flavor. In the end I added a curried salad dressing, but it still barely touched at my Indian dinner.

      person found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No


    Nutritional Facts for My All-Time Favourite Nutritious Veggie Lentil Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (126 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 52.8
    Calories from Fat 16
    Total Fat 1.8 g
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 11.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 8.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
    Sugars 2.7 g
    Protein 2.0 g

    Ideas from

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes