A Healthy Salad With Sumac Yogurt Dressing#Improv

This is a salad with sumac yogurt dressing. It's makes a filling meal too. You can make the salad and dressing the day before, separately, cover and chill. Serve it just when you want.
Makes 2 Large Plates Salad

1/3 Cup Brown Rice
1/3 Cup Sabut Masoor / Puy lentils
2 Firm Tomatoes - de seeded & diced
1 O0ty Carrot - diced
2 Celery sticks - diced
1 Cup Colored Bell Peppers - diced
1 Cucumber - diced
1 Small Onion - diced
1 Green chilly - deseeded & finely chopped
A Juice of One Lemon
2 Tablespoons Olive oil
2 Tablespoons Chopped Coriander
Salt & Black Pepper to taste
For The Yogurt Dressing
250 Ml Fresh Thick Yogurt
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
A Juice of One Lemon
1 Teaspoon Sumac
1 Clove Garlic - 
Wash and soak the brow rice and lentil separately for at least 2 hours.
Cook the rice and lentils in pressure cooker separately with water one inch above the rice / lentils and salt to taste.  The lentils are cooked on high flame for one whistle. Drain well and set aside to cool. In the same cooker, add the brown rice, water and salt to taste, cook it on high flame for one whistle then reduce the flame and cook it for 15 minutes on low flame.  Drain well and set aside to cool.
In small jar mix in the lemon juice, oil, season it with salt and pepper. Set this aside.
Mix the yogurt dressing ingredients, season and sprinkle with sumac.
In a large plate arrange each in color contrast. Sprinkle the chopped coriander and chilly on top.  Cling wrap and refrigerate till ready to serve. 
Stir the lemony oil into the salad just before serving; serve the yogurt dressing on the side.
Labels: Sabut Masoor, Salads, Carrots, Tomato, Brown Rice, Garlic, Radish, Healthy, Improv Cooking Challenge, Sumac, Yogurt, International Cuisine

Improv Cooking Challenge: June 2021

Sumac & Yogurt
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. What a beautiful salad....Great way to Eat a Rainbow.

  2. What a refreshing, healthy, and flavorful meal! This looks absolutely perfect for summer.

  3. What a colorful salad! It definitely looks filling!

  4. Love this colorful and flavorful salad. Very satisfying too. Can't wait to try!