Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Creamy Russian Salad You'll Love

 You've probably had  this yummy, sweet crunchy and exotic Creamy Russian Salad at Restaurants, Party's of Potluks, but if you haven't let me tell you your missing out!! If you love salad, and you love to try something new and different, then you must try my Creamy Russian Salad...
Made with fresh veggies, such as carrots, peas, and potatoes, and  With the sweetness of fresh Apples, and Pineapples.. Mixing the Veggies, with the sweet fruit gives this salad a different sweet and sour  twist of flavours.. 

My Mom, and sister were fasting because were at the end of Rabial -Awal (did I forget to say reading the Darood Shareef is really beneficial in these 12 days.. So please read as much darood as you can and please keep me in your prayers aswell).. Oh so back to the food, I thought of making a special salad, to go with my My Chicken Biryani I prepared for them..
"Must I say more, after looking at this delicious pic. I was almost shivering when I tasted the Creamy goodness, because I couldn't wait to share it with all of my lovely viewers.. Its really easy, even your kids will love it.. My 8 year old was fussing about it until I made him almost gaag to take a bite, and believe it or not he loved it.. "I love to hear the thank you out of their mouths" here's what the dishes looked like when they were done!!.. Try it I'm sure you'll love it..

Prep time 15 minutes
cook time for the veggies 10-12 minutes
serves 4-6
Recipe source: Naz's kitchen fiesta (YAY!!!)

Note*** if your servings are less, and you think this salad will be to much, split the recipe in half...I have a big family Mashallah, so this recipe is always perfect for us.
If you don't have fresh apples, or pineapples then use a large tin, can of fruit cocktail, it works great just as well..

2 cups fresh peas, peeled ( if your planning on using the peas in a can tin, then don't boil them)
3 cups carrots diced (neatly
3 cups potatoes diced (neatly)
3 cups apples diced (neatly)
2 cups of fresh pineapple or you can use the ready pineapple in the Tins
1/4 cup of sugar ( or according to your taste buds)
1 heaped up cup  of cream/sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1-2 tablespoons of the pineapple juice leftover in the can if needed to make a thinner consistency
Teeny Weeny pinch of salt

I used this crème...

In a large vessel or pot add water and bring to a boil.
Throw in your diced, potatoes, carrots, peas. boil on medium flame until they are ALMOST done half done, not all the way otherwise they will get too mushy, and you don't want a mushy potato salad lol...
This step is real important to have them a little more than half way done, this is why the Russian salad, is so unique giving you a crunch type of taste..

Strain with Cold water and let cool. (I usually place the bowl in my freezer with the door open to speed things up)
Now in a large mixing bowl combine all your ingredients potatoes, peas, carrots, and diced apple, pineapple, you can even use cherries,  and mix real good.

If you would like your salad creamier then add more sour cream, and if you would like it sweeter, add more sugar according to your taste, or add 1-2 tablespoons of the juice from your (Tin Can) pineapple or fruit.
Refrigerate and let cool up to 2 hours before serving. Enjoy with your loved ones, and keep me in your prayers:)

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  1. Replies
    1. Thankyou so much Razina, please keep visiting...:)

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    1. Thankyou Asma!! Try it im sure you will luv it..

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    1. Mines too, thanks for stopping by Sanoli Ghosh:)

  4. Yum Naz.. the perfect looks :) just a simple thing i want to share.. i guess white pepper is an optional ingredient because sometimes i use to add white pepper too.. probably it's just according to your taste :) Lovely Recipe.. Pass me ;)

    1. Thankyou for your kind comment, and your wonderful feedback like always:) I definatly do agree with the black pepper thankyou For pointing that out Monu.. The only reason I don't use it a lot is because my husband dosent like the smell or taste... But its definatly worth a try in salads.. and very good!! xo naz

  5. this looks really delicious but loads of calories as well!!! hehe...

    1. You got to skip the diet plan if you want to eat this lolllllllll

  6. OMG I am fasting and your food is making my mouth water :) Love your food Baji Great JOB!!

    1. lol, Serena Thanks my friend, for your lovely comments, so happy to have you visitng!!

  7. We're having some guest over tonight for iftari , so I thought of making this, I had to search it up again . I will send pics if it goes well , Im Gna have to triple the ingredients

    1. Thanks for letting me know Anonymous friend!! Its delicious and I hope inshallah, it goes great for you..will be waiting for the pics IA....


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