I have to give a small tribute, to this art- the art of cooking. Since my father passed away, sometimes more than music, the blog, the cooking, the planning has all been a great help, a great stress reliever. Sometimes I have to spend the whole day doing the tons of duties that I've inherited, and then I remember that I'll go home and make my own sehri, and it has cheered me up.
I coin the term Bengali because in the video I have stated you can substitute the Feta Cheese with Poneer. In the photo series though, I have only feta- sorry it was a boo boo on my part.
For the Salad:
- Poneer (1/6 of a circle) OR Feta cheese (half a packet)
- Onions 1/3 cup (or more if you like more)
- Tomatoes (regular or grape) 3/4 cup
- Olives 3/4 cup
- Cucumber - 2 small or 1 large
- Lettuce 3 small stalks
- 1 green capsicum
For the dressing
- 2 small cloves of garlic
- Lemon juice 3 tbsp
- olive oil 7-9 tbsp (you choose
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar/ red wine vinegar
- Italian Herbs (fresh of Jar) 1 tsp
Chop up the lettuce and make a bed of it in a large bowl
Peel the cucumber, and slice in the middle and cut into small pieces
Slice tomatoes and capsicum and add.
Add sliced onions (you may wish to marinate in balsamic vinegar to get a less harsh taste)
Slice olives and add (or buy presliced ones if you are lazy like me)
Cut Poneer/Feta into large cubes and add.
To make the dressing:
Cut up garlic into tiny tiny pieces
Add lemon juice and oil
Add a dash of vinegar and the herbs and whisk.
The mixture should become a bit creamy.
Add the dressing to the salad and mix. Et Voila- a yummy #happyandhealthy salad. I am currently eating this at Iftaar. It's also Big enough for 2 people if you add another course!
Have to give out a shout out to The Fabricators - amazing work with the video, thank you so much. We had a blast making this. Also to Shihab Khan for the Photo of me, and, Aurna for volunteering <3 p="">3>
Hopefully there will be more videos and recipes. Please keep reading, watching, listening.
The song featured on the video is "Besame Mucho" a cover by myself and Zak Dylan Wass from our EP "Finding Fall"- You can buy it on itunes/amazon/googleplay etc. Or just click here and buy from my site. http://armeenmusa.bandcamp.com/track/besame-mucho