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Chai Pani's Famous Cumin-Lime Dressing & Desi Salad

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YIELD: 16oz enough for approx 6 people


1/4 C Sugar
1/3 C Rice wine Vinegar
1/3 C Freshly squeezed lime juice
1.5 tsp Kosher salt
3/4 tsp Spicewalla Cumin powder
3 Cloves garlic
1/4 C Red onion
1 bunch cilantro
1/2 C Extra Virgin Olive Oil


1. Add all ingredients except cilantro in blender.
2. Blend on high speed and add cilantro.
3. Once liquified; turn to low speed and slowly add olive oil until completely emulsified.


YIELD: 1 large entree salad


1/2 Head Green Cabbage, shredded
1/2 Head Purple Cabbage, shredded
1/4 C carrots, julienned
1 Tbsp cilantro
4 oz Cumin-Lime dressing
pinch Spicewalla Sicilian Sea Salt
¼ C Sev (Fried Chickpea Noodles)
2 Tbsp Masala Cashews*
1 tsp Toasted Spicewalla Sesame Seeds
1 Tbsp Chopped Green Onion


1/4 cup whole cashews
pinch of sugar
1 tsp Spicewalla Sicilian Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Spicewalla Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Spicewalla Cumin Powder
2 tsp oil



1. Preheat oven to 320°F.
2. Mix cashews with rest of ingredients
3. Spread on a small pan and bake for 5 mins
4. Open oven and mix cashews, then bake for another 5-6 minutes.
1. Combine cabbage, carrots, cilantro, dressing, and pinch of salt in a large mixing bowl, mixing ingredients till evenly coated in dressing.
2. In a large salad bowl, pile the salad mix in the bowl and top with sev, cashews, sesame seeds, and green onion.
3. Enjoy!

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  • Hi MrsP! Thanks for your question! We’ve added the masala cashew recipe to the post, enjoy! :)

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  • I love this salad (when purchased from Chai Pani!!)!! Such an incredible combo of flavors!! But what are the cashews spiced with?

    MrsP on

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