Winters have set in most parts of the world.We all love to have warm food in this cold weather. I have been working late for last few months. So i settle for some warm salad that can be whipped in a jiffy. Today I am sharing a simple salad recipe with no fancy sauces or dressing. My boys love it have it like this.
This salad has the goodness of brussel sprouts, sunflower seeds and Kai Lan. Kai Lan or Gai Lan is a very popular Leafy vegetable .It is also known as Chinese broccoli or Chinese kale. It is a leaf vegetable featuring thick, flat, glossy blue-green leaves with thick stems, and flower heads similar to but much smaller than broccoli. The Brussels sprout has long been popular in Brussels, Belgium, and may have originated and gained its name there.Raw Brussels sprouts contain excellent levels of vitamin C and vitamin K, with more moderate amounts of B vitamins, such as folic acidand vitamin B6 , essential minerals and dietary fibre also exist in lesser amounts.Sunflower seeds are the gift of the beautiful sunflower that has rays of petals emanating from its bright yellow, seed-studded center.It is a power house of Nutrition. You can have it raw or roasted.
Recipe for Brussel Sprouts and Kai Lan Salad:
200 Gms Kai Lan Leaves
10 Brussel Sprouts
2 Tbsp Sunflower Seeds
1/4 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
Salt to Taste
1/4 Tsp Coarse Pepper Powder
A generous Pinch of Amchur /Dry Mango Powder
8-10 Cheese Cubes
1 Tsp Olive oil
Wash Kail Lan leaves in running water. Blanch the leaves and keep it aside. Wash brussel sprouts and slice them into halves.In a wide bottom pan add olive oil. Roast the brussel sprouts until they turn slighlty golden brown. Add chilli powder, salt and Amchur. Mix well and roast for about 5-7 mins. Once done switch off the flame.
Place the blanched Kai Lan leaves on a plate. Then top it with roasted brussel sprouts. Sprinkle sunflower seeds, pepper powder. Garnish with Cheese cubes and enjoy this warm bowl of yummy salad.