Apple Beet Salad with Ginger

Hello! I am not sure if anyone even visits this website anymore. Oh well, just for our benefit, I am going to add a recipe in here. We have been busy parents (oh it feels so good to even say that) . Ashwin keeps us busy. Rajesh hardly takes pictures of anything or anybody else other than Ashwin. I can’t think of anything else other than what else I can cook for him, how can I keep him entertained. He walks like a pro and he thinks he talks like a pro.  He says na no no when we touch things he is not supposed to touch. We control our smiles as we try disciplining him. He is a crack up and we have no clue how time flies.

We had a fantastic trip to India. We celebrated Ashwin’s birthday in India and had the opportunity to meet both sides of the families and introduce Ashwin. He enjoyed every little things- noise, people, rides in rickshaws and ordering everyone to switch on the fan even when it was on (he meant, “ I am still warm”)

Speaking of warm, it is still warm in California. So to cool off, we made a beet carrot salad. It is super simple and tastes great. Crunchy and refreshing!

Apple – 1 cup, grated (use pink lady or granny smith)

Beets – 1 cup, grated

Carrot – 1 cup, grated

Vegetable oil – 2 tsp

Ginger – 1 tsp, julienned

Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp

Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp

Lime juice – 1 tsp

Salt & pepper to taste

  • Peel and grate apple, beets and carrots in a food processor and place in a large bowl
  • Heat oil in a sauté pan; add ginger, mustard and cumin seeds. Sauté for roughly 30 seconds to allow the flavor of ginger infuse in the oil.
  • Drizzle over the salad, stir in lime juice, salt, pepper and toss.
6 years ago


  1. Look at the costume, he is cute! Glad to see the update of Ashwin and u. Yes, we still enjoy summer here 🙂 Salad is a great choice.

  2. Congratulations and lotsa hugs!
    missed meeting you and the little bundle of joy when in India. Achi told me and then with Arya’s first bday celebration i just missed comment/emailing.

    He looks adorable 🙂
    tight squeeze from me to him 🙂

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