Khasi Perilla seeds are called ‘Nei-lieh’ in Khasi or Khasi White Sesame. The funny part is that this seed is neither sesame nor white! In Khasi – ‘nei’ means sesame and ‘lieh’ means white. The reason it is called white sesame, though it does not look white, could be because there is another variety called Nei iong, or black sesame, which is much darker in color. See the difference for yourself in the images below! This simple yet refreshing salad recipe using radish with Khasi Perilla seeds is a common and very popular salad that you are sure to find at weddings and banquet halls!
The Simple and Refreshing Salad Recipe Using Radish With Khasi Perilla Seeds
Nei-lieh is a blend of aroma and flavor with a nutty and crunchy taste that adds a unique balance to dishes. Join us for a 10 minute crash course in making one of the best and delicious salads ever!
What you will need for the salad
- Nei-lieh* – 4 tbs
- Onions – 2 (chopped fine)
- Chillies – 1 (chopped fine)
- Lemon juice – 3 tbs
- Fresh Radish – 400 gms. (Finely chopped)
- Salt to taste
Preparation time – 10 mins. Serves – 4
Step 1: Lightly roast Nei-lieh for 3 min under low heat. Once they crackle and release a nice aroma, set aside to cool. Pound with mortar and pestle or dry grind in a grinder (for a few seconds).
Step 2: Get the Ingredients ready.
Step 3: Mix together the radish, onion, chilli and the powdered Nei-lieh. Add salt and lemon juice to taste. Toss the ingredients until evenly mixed and serve fresh.
- Squeeze out the watery part from the chopped radish.
- Take care while roasting the seeds. Use low heat. Do not over roast.
The salad is ready to use, serve it with rice and your favorite curry and enjoy a great meal the Northeast way!
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