Okra salad

I have always wanted to make okra salad. However, Indians love okra with loads of spices. The idea of an okra salad was repulsive. So with shaking hands I made this for my honey and ta-da just like that he loved it.

A bunch of okra

A bowl of green and yellow pepper and celery

A few sprigs of coriander

Thinly sliced onion

Olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Balsamic vinegar



Boil water and add okra. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes. Heat a pan and add oil. When the oil is hot add the okra and sauté it for a few minutes – until crispy.

In your salad bowl add all the ingredients. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to taste. Toss it and serve immediately.


my all time favourite salad

This is a recipe for my favourite salad..Why? I guess because this is the only decent salad I can make. Believe it or not I don’t know how to make salads and I am quite skilled at making sense out of really intricate recipes. Why no salad. In the initial stages of weight loss I actually took this as a sign from whoever there is out there. Maybe its a sign’ “I should not be losing weight.” Yes boss if you say so. But thankfully my brain took matters in its own hand and said enough is enough. Think woman think, you can definitely come up with a decent salad recipe that your salt, cola, taste hungry  tongue might accept. And finally this is what happened.

Now some of you may ask, there is a whole variety of vegetables out there so why only this. The answer is simple and more like-minded people will agree…I am a meats person so redder the better and vegetables just don’t give me that satisfaction unless of course it is malai kofta or cream palak paneer. But if you want to lose weight you have to make peace with the vegetables. They are the winners through and through and help you win and when it comes to vegetables rawer the better.

So, here it is;

  • 1/4 cup diced yellow pepper

  • 1/4 cup grated carrots

  • 1/4 cup diced cucumber

  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes

  • 1 tbsp chopped onion

For the dressing:

  • milk

  • mayonnaise

  • mustard

  • salt

  • pepper

I know I have not written it but isn’t it obvious that all the above ingredients have to be non fat..now now don’t come up with excuses cause if you have an excuse I have already come up with it ages ago.

Stir all the ingredients together as if you were exercising one of your arms( remember the other hand is holding the bowl at all times) and toss the salad. It tastes amazing.

I haven’t mentioned the quantities of  individual salad dressing ingredients is because it should be as your taste buds suggest. The milk is just so that it is of pouring consistency but please don’t go with water. When you try to do one extreme of a weight loss programe the other extreme will soon be blowing up. I meant you. So everything in moderation.