Keep It Cool

Summer is here and its a burning 35 Degrees outside. I avoid going out during daytime. Inside, its much cooler, thanks to electric fans and air conditioners – and cool juices and salads and curd rice :).

Like my mother’s take on water melon juice (she likes it with salt and pepper), this salad has slightly unusual combination of ingredients. Who thought cottage cheese (Paneer) would taste so wonderful with raisins and oranges!!

This recipe is adapted from a Rosemary Conley diet book . I have been making it for sometime now, though I have absolutely no idea of dieting at the moment. You can make adjustments to suit your taste.  This recipe serves one.


Orange : 1 large

Onion : 1, chopped

Cottage cheese : 100 gm (made from 1/2 liter milk)

Grated carrot : 1 big, grated

Raisins : a handful


  1. Peel and remove pith from orange and seed them.
  2. Arrange in a bowl with grated carrots, chopped onions, cottage cheese and raisins.
  3. Taste and if required, add required amount of salt and pepper.


The recipe called for sultanas, I substituted them with raisins.

The recipe called for Green salad vegetables ( Cucumber, Chicory, Chives, Cabbage  etc etc) and an oil free dressing, I didn’t use them though.

For the dressing, you need 100 gm wine vinegar,  4 tbsp lemon juice, 4 tbsp orange juice, 1/2 tsp French mustard, a pinch of garlic salt & pepper. Mix them all thoroughly and use the required amount for the salad.

Next time, I am going to cut the cottage cheese into smaller cubes or try them crumbled.

Linking this to This Week’s Cravings Linky Party.


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