Sunday, September 19, 2010

Recipe Files: Topspinner Baqar Naseer shares his easy salad recipe!

I met Baqar almost 8 years ago. This was when the Worli Gold’s gym was called exert, I hadn’t discovered the macaron and was absolutely addicted to his spinning classes. If you haven’t tried one of his classes, you MUST do it right away. But let me warn you: it is as addictive as chocolate cake (seriously!).

Baqar started cycling when he was 9 years old. He has won 11 national medals in cycling and in the last 5 years he has set up Topspin and has spinning studios all over India! An average class makes you burn around 600-800 calories (so you don’t feel so guilty sinking your teeth in to a tiny little redvelvet cupcake later!)

What is amazing about him that he hasn’t changed one single bit since the first day I met him. I recently went for a class and was delighted to meet the same funny, vibrant and encouraging guy I remembered from all those years back.

I asked him to contribute to our recipe file and it is only fitting that he has given us a recipe for his favorite salad.

Baqar’s Easy Spin Salad (250 kcal)
Cabbage – 50g
Bell peppers (red, green and yellow) – 75g
Carrot – 25g
Cucumber – 25g
Boiled peas – 15g
Pomegranate seeds – 30g
Paneer (cottage cheese) – 50g
Lettuce leaves – 100g
Tomato – 150g
Celery – 1 stalk
Guava – 2 slices

Ginger juice 1/2 tsp,
Honey – 2tsp,
Lemon juice – 1 tsp,
Crushed pepper-1/2 tsp,
Salt 1/2 tsp.


1. Mix and shake all the dressing ingredients in a bottle.

2. Soak the cleaned vegetables and fruits in chilled ice water for 10-15 minutes. Drain and cut into pieces of desired sizes.

3. Transfer to a big bowl.

4. Pour the dressing over the veggies and fruit and toss well.

5. Serve on a chilled plate.


  1. kya baat hai baqar i will surely try this

  2. Look fwd to making it tonight....

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