Carrot & Onion Salad

Gajar aur pyaz ka salad

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By Madhur Jaffrey

Published 2023

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This salad is made with the deep red, beetroot-like ‘bleeding’ carrot that is found in North India during the winter months. I have substituted the ordinary orange carrot. It may be served with nearly all Indian meals.


  • 3 carrots, weighing about 225 g/8 oz in total
  • 75 g/


  1. Peel the carrots and cut them at a diagonal into 3mm/⅛ inch thick oval slices. Cut the slices lengthways into 3mm/⅛ inch wide strips.
  2. Halve the onion lengthways, then cut it across into 3mm/⅛ inch slices.
  3. Bring 2.25 litres/4 pints of water to a rolling boil. Throw in the carrots. Bring to the boil again. Boil rapidly for 2 seconds only. Drain the carr