This year my book, Modern Spice, celebrates five years! In honor of the book, I will be posting a few recipes over the year. This is a light and fresh side with grilled chicken!




(Photo of salad by Sala Kannan )

Make this salad when you feel like something sweet for lunch. It takes a few minutes to pull together, but is very filling and satisfying for the sweet tooth without being unhealthy The chaat masala used here adds the savory flavor.


Serves: 4

1 cup diced lychee

1 cup diced blood oranges or regular oranges

½ cup diced cucumber

½ cup diced pineapple

1 cup diced mango

½ cup diced pear

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (1 small lime)

½ teaspoon crushed red chili or cayenne

1 tablespoon minced cilantro

Freshly ground pepper to taste

¼ teaspoon store-bought Indian chaat masala (optional)

Place all the ingredients, except the chaat masala, in a large bowl and toss gently to combine.

When ready to serve, sprinkle with the chaat masala or table salt to taste.


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