How to make Fattoush -

An easy to make Middle Eastern salad with crispy croutons.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Green Capsicum (हरी शिमला मिर्च ), Tomatoes (टमाटर)

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Salads


Fattoush Recipe Card


Hindi: shimla mirch
The capital city of Himachal Pradesh in India, Shimla has many farms of capsicum. Hence, the Hindi name. Besides this, though not loved by all, this veggie is the most essential whenever you plan to dish-up an Indo-Chinese recipe. Stuff them up with cheese, beans, other veggies or meats or just make a simple sabzi, it will surely add that exciting crisp to your creations!

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Fattoush Recipe

  • Green Capsicum 1-2 sprigs

  • Tomatoes

  • Tomato 1 inch cubes 1 medium

  • Cucumber 1 inch cubes 1 medium

  • Onion 1 inch pieces 1 medium

  • Bread 1 inch cubes 2-3 slices

  • Olive oil 1 tablespoon

  • Iceberg lettuce torn 1 small bunch

  • Black olives 5-6

  • Green olives 5-6

  • Green capsicums seeded and cubed 1 medium

  • For Dressing

  • Olive oil 3 tablespoons

  • Vinegar 1 tablespoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Black peppercorns crushed 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh parsley chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Dry mint leaves 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat olive oil in a pan, add bread pieces and sauté on medium heat to make croutons.

Step 2

To make the dressing take olive oil in a bowl, add vinegar, lemon juice, salt, crushed peppercorns, parsley, dried mint and whisk well. Tear iceberg lettuce into a bowl.

Step 3

Add all the vegetables and onion. Add black and green olives. Tear parsley and add. Toss well. Just before serving pour the dressing over, add the croutons and toss. Serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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