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.