Chicken and Broccoli Salad


3-4 cups broccoli, cut into florets
1 cup boneless chicken, cut into small cubes
1/2-1 tsp pepper powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 cup thick yoghurt
1/4-1/2 cup mayonnaise
2-3 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp mustard powder (optional)
1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
1/4 cup spring onion, finely chopped
1/2-3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped each into 2 pieces
1/2 cup walnuts
salt to taste


  1. In a pan, boil water adding little salt. Add broccoli florets to this and boil for 2-3 minutes. Switch off and put the broccoli into the cold water taken in a bowl for 1 minute (blanching). Drain the water and keep it aside. ( or steam cook for 3-4 minutes).
  2. Cook the chicken pieces with  pepper powder, turmeric powder and salt adding enough water and keep it aside.
  3. Prepare the salad dressing by mixing yoghurt, mayonnaise, sugar and mustard powder in a bowl.
  4. In  a large bowl, add the broccoli, celery, spring onion and salad dressing and mix well and keep it in the refrigerator for 4-5 hours.
  5. Then add cooked chicken, chopped cherry tomatoes and walnuts to this an hour before serving and mix well. Keep it in the refrigerator till ready to serve,..

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