Quality Living Styles

Delicious Salads



This is a very tasty & nutritious sambal, that serves as a relish or sauce. When combined with cucumber or carrots there is a crunch as well. It is often served as a side with spicy food. It is cool, soothing & very delicious.

a bowl of yogurt

Yogurt or Raita, spiced and ready to serve as a delicious side to meals


  • 2 cups of plain yogurt or buttermilk
  • ½ a cucumber
  • 2 tsps. oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ tsp. of ginger
  • ½teaspoon mustard seeds
  • a pinch of sugar
  • ¼tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 small green chili (optional)


  • Peel and chop cucumber into small cubes
  • Chop onion, chili, and ginger
  • Heat oil and add mustard seeds
  • Cover with lid as seeds will splutter
  • Immediately add the onion, ginger and chili and saute for about a minute. Make sure it does not burn
  • Remove from pot and add this mixture to the yogurt. Add salt and sugar to taste

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