Sweet potato, rocket and goats cheese salad
- February 2015
- Serves 2 as a starter-size salad
- Hands-on time 15 min, oven time 50 min
Anjum Anand’s healthy Ayurvedic salad recipe. Follow the link below to find out your body type.
- 20.6g (6g saturated)
- 24.2g (8.3g sugars)
Anjum says: “Sweet potatoes are prized in Ayurveda for being nourishing and easy to digest. This salad is good for vata and pitta body types but if you’re kapha I recommend you eat it only occasionally. The watercress is great for all three doshas, particularly kapha and vata. This recipe is a starter size, but I often make bigger batch and eat it as a main meal.”
Panch phoran (which means ‘five spices’) is also sold as Bengali five-spice mix. Unlike most spice mixes, the seeds here are all used whole – usually cumin, fennel, fenugreek, black mustard and nigella (kalonji). It’s available at Waitrose, Ocado, Asian grocers, spice shops and online at spicemountain.co.uk. Or make your own using equal amounts of nigella, black mustard, fennel, cumin and fenugreek seeds.
Blanching almonds in boiling water before roasting gives them a pleasing chewy texture. It also stops them becoming brittle and makes them easier to halve in step 4.
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