Healthy fun salad!

Steamed Chicken ball salad

“Necessity is the mother of all inventions” I remember reading this in my school life without putting much thought to it, until today when I really wanted to create food that is not only nutritious and healthy but also great to taste. 🙂 We make salads for most of the week dinners, got tired of them actually….this one was really nice and interesting!



For the chicken balls:

  • 2 large boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp of coriander seeds.
  • Few sprigs of parsley.
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 tsp Chicken masala
  • 2 pods of cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder
  • salt to taste.
  • 1 tsp of olive oil


  • 1 medium-sized finely chopped onion
  • 1 large tomato thinly sliced
  • 2 cucumbers cleaned and diced into cubes.


  • 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1tsp of lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp of pepper powder.
  • 1 tsp of olive oil


  1.  First chop the boneless chicken breasts into small pieces. Then in a grinder blend all the ingredients except for the coriander seed and the chicken masala powder.
  2.  Heat a skillet and dry roast the coriander seeds. When you smell the aroma take the seeds off the skillet and grind into a coarse powder. You can use a rolling-pin to make a ground coarse powder.
  3.  Add the chicken masala and the roasted powder to the blended chicken mix and check the salt to taste.
  4.  Take small portions of the chicken mix and make walnut sized balls. Place the balls in a bowl where you are going to steam cook them. Sprinkle a teaspoon olive oil over the balls.
  5. Take one cup of water in a pressure cooker. Place the bowl of chicken balls inside the cooker and cook for 7-10 mins. Cook on medium flame until the first whistle, after which reduce the flame to low till the next whistle comes and then switch off.

For the Salad

  1. In a large salad bowl stir in all the vegetables i.e. onions, cucumbers and the tomatoes.
  2. For the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, honey and lemon juice until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, if using.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well and serve with the chicken balls.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Minu
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 17:55:53

    The recipes look very interesting. The look n feel of the site is simple n sobre
    and fresh.I Quite liked the music video which is providing an informal touch
    and nonetheless a bong touch as well. Keep writing . Love ur style !!!



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