Mango and pineapple salad

Mango and pineapple salad

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Spice Kitchen
Serves
4
Photographer
Jana Liebenstein

Salads are eaten with the meal all over India, especially in the north, south and west. They provide a fresh, crisp, sweet, sour or tangy taste as well as textural excitement, which contrast well with, and helps to cut through, the richness of Indian food. Salads may be cooked or raw, using vegetables, fruits, sprouted lentils or even puffed or flattened rice. Most people outside of India do not appreciate the wide variety of salad dishes eaten routinely in Indian homes. Serve this tangy, sweet, spicy salad as an accompaniment to a meal, or as an appetiser.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 dried whole red chillies
1/4 teaspoon black mustard seeds
60ml unsweetened pineapple juice
1 mango, peeled and stone removed, diced
1 small pineapple, peeled and central core removed, diced
125g fresh coconut flesh, diced
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely chopped
1 lemon, juiced
80g unsalted roasted peanuts, (optional)

Tempering

Quantity Ingredient
1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
10 curry leaves

Method

  1. Heat the chillies in a heavy-based frying pan over a medium heat for 1 minute. Allow to cool, then grind finely with the mustard seeds using a mortar and pestle or an electric spice grinder.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl and gradually whisk in the pineapple juice. (Whisk vigorously so the juice forms an emulsion with the spices, rather than being a liquid with bits of spice floating in it.) Add the mango, pineapple, coconut and ginger, pour over the lime juice and toss to combine well.
  3. To make the tempering, heat the oil in a small frying pan over a medium heat. Add the mustard seeds and curry leaves and heat until they begin to crackle.
  4. Scatter the peanuts, if using, over the salad, then immediately pour the tempering over and serve.
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