Nupur’s A-Z of Indian Vegetables ~ W is for What to Make!? Warm White Salad

It’s Back To School for Nupur’s A-Z of Indian Vegetables!

Ordinarily I am around the house on Saturdays, but today I ended up out all day. No chance to go shopping for any of the Wonderful Ws I had Wrested from my mind (and cookbooks, the ‘net, etc!).

Winter Melon

Water Chestnut


White Radish

White Goosefoot (lamb’s quarters)

Winged beans (asparagus bean — psophocarpus tetrogonolobus)

Wood apples (bel, elephant apple, aegletree)


That is how I usually begin my A-Z dishes — checking out which veggies fit, and if no veggies fit, I check the cooking terms. I keep a running list and usually, eventually, I manage to buy something from it and make my little alphabetical contribution.

But today, I couldn’t get to the store, so here is a warm white salad for your consideration. Not only is it full of “white” foods, it’s healthy and tasty too. And Nupur, if you accept this as a “w” — I Will be grateful! 🙂

Warm White Salad
serves one Wonderful person 😉

3/4 c White yogurt
1 tsp chaat masala (ok, this isn’t exactly white…)
1/2 tsp White sugar or Splenda
Water as necessary

1/2 c White potatoes, boiled and sliced
1/2 c White beans, cooked and drained (or canned as I used)
1/2 c White mushrooms, sliced
1/4 c White flesh of cucumber, grated


1/2 tsp each White urad dal, White cumin (as opposed to black!), and a few curry leaves, a slit chile, and 1/2 tsp mustard seed.

White salt to taste


About 15 minutes before serving, Whisk yogurt and chaat masala together With sugar and a little Water until creamy.

Mix White potatoes, White beans, White mushrooms, and White cucumber in a serving bowl. Heat in the microwave about one minute, a little longer if the veggies came from the fridge.

Remove veggies from micro, add yogurt dressing and stir Well.
Make the tadka and allow it to sit off the heat a few minutes to intensify flavors. Pour over the salad, add salt to taste and serve Warm.

warm white salad
warm white salad


  1. Suganya said

    Thats ‘wery’ nice 🙂

    LOL! Suganya, you’re wery funny girl 🙂

  2. padmaja said

    thats looks so wonderful and so nice

  3. Jyothsna said

    All I can say is “Wow” !!

  4. saju said

    Brilliant Salad! I want some now!

  5. Coffee said

    AHH!!!! Whitey white!!! Your are brilliant Linda! 😀

  6. bee said

    wow. white cumin is new to me. wonderful creation, as usual.

  7. Asha said

    How clever!!;D
    Looks like a great white salad for cooling down:))

  8. Nupur said

    Truly a wonderful meal for a wonderful person 🙂 Thanks for sending it in, Linda!

  9. Thank you ladies, for all your kind words on this little dish! 🙂

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