Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ganimi Kava Salad

I am sure you have heard the line - "It's not what you said.. it's how you said it"..
When my FIL was raving about this salad.. I had this exact reaction - only in a positive way:

Someone on a food show would have said - "The contrast in the texture of avocado and asparagus with the crisp freshness of the mint..blah blah blah.."

Here's the instant reaction from my father-in-law (in Marathi) - "Aahaaha.. ekdam maja ali salad khaun.. He asparagus mhnaje Shivajichya Ganimi Kavyasarakha.. madhech surprise detay."

In English - "Oh... I really enjoyed eating this salad.. The asparagus is like Shivaji's Ganimi Kava.. a total surprise.."

Here's to non-scripted, spontaneous and original comments.. and recipes.. :)

P.S.: In case you are wondering.. Ganimi Kava is not a Japanese word.. It is actually a Marathi word that refers to guerrilla tactics that Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj pioneered. In colloquial Marathi this term is used to refer to the "surprise" element of the guerrilla techniques.

Source: AshaCool kitchen

30 minutes


  • 1 Avocado - cut into slices
  • 10-15 Asparagus stems blanched/half cooked in boiling water
  • 5-6 red radish balls thinly sliced
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • handful of mint leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tsp chat masala
  • handful croutons
Cut the asparagus stems into 1 inch pieces. In a salad bowl mix all the ingredients. Adjust the amount of lemon juice and chat masala as per your taste.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely idea to mix red radish in the salad.