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Title: SALADS
Post by: kitkat on June 28, 2004, 11:24:05 PM
Does anyone have a recipe for lebanese style lemon or lime based salad dressing. I know it typically contains lime or lemon and olive oil and sometimes mint but in what quantities and how mixed I have no idea.
Title: SALADS
Post by: gogannaka on June 29, 2004, 11:07:32 AM
Kitkat,the quantity depends on your taste....that's one secret of cooking........usually the lebanese style salad dressing tastes real sour........one cook told me once that they use concentrated lemon juice mixed with a little vinegar
For the mint they use na'ana'a leaves but very small quantity because it's very strong.....its used just for the aroma/flavour.....................................they also have a secret ingredient..They fry that round flat bread in oil untill it becomes dark brown then they crush it on the dressing and sprinkle a little vinegar or lemon juice.This makes the salad crunchy.......yum yum


One thing with veg. salads is that when u eat them it takes a short time b4 u get hungry again,especially the ones with mint.....
Title: SALADS
Post by: Twinkle on June 29, 2004, 03:31:44 PM
Kitkat, I personally always make salad but not lebanese salad but it contains line. And just like gogganka said they use lotta vinegar.
Corrider - 5 bunches
Spinach - 2 bunches
2 green peppers
2 yellow peppers
2 red peppers
1/2 onions
sunflower oil
2 lemon
I use corriander alotttttttttt of fresh corriander. Chop them in tiny strands. Get fresh Spinach and chop them aswell. Mix fresh corriander & fresh Spinach. Though the spinach should be less. Soak couscous cover and allow to swell. Mix couscous with spinach & corriander. Now you get two fresh lemon.....squeeze the joice and extract the seed. Now pour  a quater cup of oil into the lime juice & beat with a whisk to creamy. There! you have your lime cream. No vinegar at all. Pour the lime mix into the spinach/corriander/couscous & mix together till shiny. Then you chop green/red and yellow pepper in cubes & add. You now chop white onions in tiny chunks & add a little. Mix together. Cool freeze.
When you wanna eat something light, not soupy, not snacky, not fatty........you just much on that. I think they are far better than lebanese salads.

By the way I have to say Gogannaka am impressed. How you know all these?  
Title: SALADS
Post by: kitkat on June 29, 2004, 08:06:51 PM
Thanks a lot gogannaka and twinkle. Gogannaka your knowledge of the subleties of salad dressing leave me speechless. Lets give the gals a run for their money. Twinkle i'll give you recipe a try although it sounds like a michelin 4 star affair.

Thanks once again and eat healthy!
Title: SALADS
Post by: gogannaka on July 20, 2004, 01:10:15 PM
Creamy Coleslaw.

3/4 cup Mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
Little oil(3 tablespoons)
Pinch of salt
Little pepper(if desired)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 large cabbage (finely shredded)
1 large onion(shredded)
6 large carrots(grated)
3 or 4 boiled eggs.


Method.[/b]

Blend mayonaise,sugar,vinegar and oil.Add salt,pepper and
lemon juice.Stir it until it becomes smooth.
Put the eggs in a bowl and slice them,then add into the smooth mixture.
Place the shredded cabbage,carrots and onions together in a bowl.
Pour the dressing over them and toss until they are well coated.
Refrigerate and it will be ready in some few minutes.
Title: SALADS
Post by: Hafsy_Lady on July 22, 2004, 12:42:48 AM
owwwwwwwwww I JUST LOVE COLESLOW. God! am craving for it..........Thank God I got some in my fridge.........be right back :wink:
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...........................................................Am back.......oops my fork fell. No need to wash it, the carpet is clean. Mhmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
wallahi dadi............it tastes even better when its real cold.
A'a Gogaganka easyyyyyyyyyyyy! Stop salavatingggggggggg.


Twinkle...........I love corriander, cant I just make plain corriander salad without the cous cous?
Title: SALADS
Post by: admin on January 07, 2006, 10:59:58 PM
Hello Hafsy_Lady. I am angry with angry and I am going to delete angry's post...
Title: SALADS
Post by: HUSNAA on April 12, 2006, 11:25:51 AM
Quote from: "Twinkle"
Kitkat, I personally always make salad but not lebanese salad but it contains line. And just like gogganka said they use lotta vinegar.
Corrider - 5 bunches
Spinach - 2 bunches
2 green peppers
2 yellow peppers
2 red peppers
1/2 onions
sunflower oil
2 lemon
I use corriander alotttttttttt of fresh corriander.
By the way I have to say Gogannaka am impressed. How you know all these?  


Sounds yummy twinkle. Now lets see. This recipe na for masu hannu da shuni. So how  to modify it for us average nigerians?  Can we substitute  the couscous for Garin kwaki, the corriander for lansir and the sunflower oil  for man gyada? (soak the kwaki till its really soft then drain it and spread out for a few mins for grains to unstick or  till it starts to dry out again.
Title: SALADS
Post by: mlbash on June 09, 2006, 09:33:05 PM

 uhm.......one substitude 'll spoil everything, why not forget it if you can't afford the right excipients? :lol:
Title: SALADS
Post by: HUSNAA on June 09, 2006, 09:49:14 PM
Hah!!! :shock:
Variety is the spice of life aka ce, ko ba haka bane? If you can't substitute, how can new dishes  be invented? And which one of the ingredients will spoil the salad? Certainly not garin kwaki since you can prepare a 'traditional' or locally invented salad with garin kwaki. These days har lettuce tomatoes and ofcourse onions a ke hada wa a cikin garin kwaki. Lansir tastes slightly like parsley. I think it belongs to the same herb family as parsley and corriander. Bayan haka, corriander is really an acquired taste, not many ppl can relish its taste, unless you get used to eating it. And Man gyada is a staple anyway and I doubt one will notice the difference iin taste especially if the sunflower oil is tasteless ( I have never tasted sunflower oil). So why give up on a good thing?
Title: SALADS
Post by: mlbash on June 11, 2006, 02:10:04 PM
:lol:
 wai! lalala! kodayake dai wai ance abu namu......................... you must be a good cook.
Title: SALADS
Post by: HUSNAA on June 11, 2006, 03:41:38 PM
Absolutely!!!!!!!! :D  :D  :D  :D
Title: SALADS
Post by: gogannaka on November 10, 2006, 09:00:09 PM
Could we call zogale,rama,lamsir salads?
Title: SALADS
Post by: HUSNAA on November 11, 2006, 08:22:16 PM
No U can't call them salads, because salad is a name for a mixture of a variety of either vegetables or fruits or both. That is why we have fruit salads, or vegetable salads. I believe we can have a cereals salad as well if we mix a variety of cereals as in a muesli.
Lamsir is a herbaceous plant, so it can be called a herb. Zogale is a woody plant, I am not sure about the rama, but I should think  it is also a woody plant. I dont know the culinary name for woody plants either; maybe leaf vegetables......?
Title: SALADS
Post by: gogannaka on November 11, 2006, 09:56:42 PM
O.k i was actually referring to their respective 'kwados'. As in they are mixed with kuli-kuli,onions e.t.c.I believe we can call it a salad also cos it kind of a concoction.
Title: SALADS
Post by: HUSNAA on November 12, 2006, 07:23:04 PM
Hey! I never thought about it like that!! Yes most definitely!  U can safely say that the word kwado can be translated as salad in english!! Now how about that???? :P  :P  :P (and we usually think of kwado as an unpalatable mixture  :shock:  )
Title: SALADS
Post by: Muhsin on November 13, 2006, 02:48:23 PM
Asslamu alaikum!
I'm a new in this forum, so have almost nothing to say but.......................
Sannun ku da tande-tande and lashe -lashe.
Title: Re: SALADS
Post by: gogannaka on October 31, 2007, 09:24:17 PM
Yawwa Muhsin.
Kai dai tsakanin ka da abinci kawai a dafa ka ci ko?

My Potato Salad

Ingredients:

1.Irish potatoes
2.Cabbage.
3.Green pepper
4.Onions
5.Garlic.
6.Green Peas
7.Attarugu
8.Curry,salt,vegeteable oil or soya oil


Peel the potatoes and dice them into small cubes.(
Boil the potatoes and green peas in water(add a little salt) till they become a bit tender.(don't allow them to become too soft)
Cut your cabbage like slices or however you want it.Cut the green pepper,onions,attarugu e.t.c into slices as well, or cubes.
Put some small oil like 4 or 5 tablespoons,pour everything inside i.e potato
and vegetables and fry over medium heat continously stirring.Add in the salt,curry powder and seasoning.
Fry them untill the vegetables are cooked and the potatoes become light brown.

Kai ni ban san yanda ake bada recipe ba amman dai i believe u should understand.
Ban san yadda zan ba ku gamsashhen 'how to' ba amman dai it's very sweet,easy to prepare and i prefer it to the fried potatoes.
This one looks healthier too saboda babu mai sosai a ciki.

If anyone tries it pls let me know idan yayi dadi, Anty Husnaa ???

Someone sugessted adding gizard or liver to the recipe but i haven't tried.
Enjoy
Title: Re: SALADS
Post by: HUSNAA on November 02, 2007, 06:55:11 AM
Yawwa Muhsin.
Kai dai tsakanin ka da abinci kawai a dafa ka ci ko?

My Potato Salad

Ingredients:

1.Irish potatoes
2.Cabbage.
3.Green pepper
4.Onions
5.Garlic.
6.Green Peas
7.Attarugu
8.Curry,salt,vegeteable oil or soya oil


Peel the potatoes and dice them into small cubes.(
Boil the potatoes and green peas in water(add a little salt) till they become a bit tender.(don't allow them to become too soft)
Cut your cabbage like slices or however you want it.Cut the green pepper,onions,attarugu e.t.c into slices as well, or cubes.
Put some small oil like 4 or 5 tablespoons,pour everything inside i.e potato
and vegetables and fry over medium heat continously stirring.Add in the salt,curry powder and seasoning.
Fry them untill the vegetables are cooked and the potatoes become light brown.

Kai ni ban san yanda ake bada recipe ba amman dai i believe u should understand.
Ban san yadda zan ba ku gamsashhen 'how to' ba amman dai it's very sweet,easy to prepare and i prefer it to the fried potatoes.
This one looks healthier too saboda babu mai sosai a ciki.

If anyone tries it pls let me know idan yayi dadi, Aunty Husnaa ???

Someone sugessted adding gizard or liver to the recipe but i haven't tried.
Enjoy

U know GGNK, this dish of yrs could be made even better this way:
deep fry the diced potatoes so that they are crispy and golden. Once upon a time, I read somewhere that to make crispy potatoes, make sure that u towel dry the potato pieces before frying them. Dont add salt before frying, and also, fry them until they are tender, then remove them for some 5 minutes or so and then  put them back into the oil over high heat for the remaining one min or so, because they will begin to turn golden, and crispy. Then remove them from the oil. They should also consume less oil this way.

Anyway, after deep frying the potatoes, then u can put them aside.  Then stir fry yr green peas with garlic and attarughu  and onions over very high heat with a little oil, for a few mins until they begin to become tender then add yr other raw ingredients i.e yr cabbage,  and green pepper. You can as well add a little ginger and forget the curry powder in the process. Add either soy sauce to make it a chinese dish, OR cumin to make it an arabic dish. Dont forget a sprinkling of salt and some flavoring like maggi. Then lastly add yr fried potatoes into the dish, stir for a few more seconds till the cubes are thoroughly coated with the ingredients then serve hot.

PS stir frying is done over very high heat and in a shallow pan. Preferably have  a wok. A local version of a wok is the kwanon suya da a ke soya naman sallah a cikinsa. Get the small one, not the very large ones that accommodate a whole rago!.
Title: Re: SALADS
Post by: gogannaka on November 02, 2007, 11:05:11 AM
Yawwa Muhsin.
U know GGNK, this dish of yrs could be made even better this way:
deep fry the diced potatoes so that they are crispy and golden. Once upon a time, I read somewhere that to make crispy potatoes, make sure that u towel dry the potato pieces before frying them. Dont add salt before frying, and also, fry them until they are tender, then remove them for some 5 minutes or so and then  put them back into the oil over high heat for the remaining one min or so, because they will begin to turn golden, and crispy. Then remove them from the oil. They should also consume less oil this way.

I've always wondered how to fry potatoes without them soaking oil.
Abin da ya sa bana son frying dankali kenan.
Thanks for the tip.
Title: Re: SALADS
Post by: Mufi on November 02, 2007, 12:48:52 PM
GGNK and Husnaa, the only potato salad i ever did was the one using boiled potatoes, but this looks and sounds yummy too, so i will give it a try.

Husnaa, i will also use the tip u gave on how to make potatoes more crispy and less oily thanks, u know these days we all trying to eat and live healthy  ;D ;D, if u know what i mean  ;) ;)