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Healthy Indian Salads recipes


Last Updated : Jul 02,2021



पौष्टिक सलाद - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Healthy Indian Salads recipes in Hindi)
પૌષ્ટિક સલાડ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Healthy Indian Salads recipes in Gujarati)

Healthy Indian Salad Recipes | Healthy Vegetarian Salad Recipes |

Healthy Indian Salad Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Healthy Salad Recipes.  Have you had your salad today? Experts say that eating salads almost every day may be one of the healthiest eating habits you can adopt, and thankfully, one of the simplest! Eating salads is a convenient way to work in a couple of servings of vegetables and fruits. Not only that, salads are cool, crunchy and fun to eat with varied textures, colours and flavours.

The only problem with salads is that sometimes people add a lot of cream-based, fattening dressings to the good stuff, thinking it is the only way to make it tasty. Ditch this idea and let this section show you how to make super-healthy salads that your taste buds will thank you for!

Healthy salads can be of 2 versions. One is healthy salads which are low in fat and on the other hand healthy salads which are high on fat but have healthy fat ingredients. Both these kind of salads are healthy.

Healthy low fat Indian Salads 

Salads can be interesting the low calorie way too! It is only the art of replacing right ingredients and combining flavourful herbs and spices to make an appetizing salad.

For those who are on a low calorie or low fat diet, can begin with a simple salad like cabbage salad. A tangy dressing with black salt, lemon juice and red chili and coriander powder, olive oil, asafoetida and black salt is the magic spell that transforms simple cabbage into such a singularly wonderful cabbage salad recipe! Try it to believe it. Pour the dressing over cabbage that is combined with green chillies and coriander, mix well and you are good to go!

Cabbage SaladCabbage Salad

And if you are looking for a creamy salad which is nourishing, then Cucumber Capsicum and Celery Salad is the perfect pick for you. The low-fat curd dressing is delicately flavoured with basil and mustard powder. The fruits, vegetables and low-fat curds have few calories, but contains a lot of fibre. Such salads should be had before a meal as they are filling, to avoid overeating during the other courses that follow.

Cucumber, Capsicum and Celery SaladCucumber, Capsicum and Celery Salad

Kachumber are all time favourite Indian salads. With tinge of a whole lot of spices, salads like cabbage and carrot kachumber cannot fail to entice Indian palates. It is a healthy addition to an obese, a heart patient’s and a diabetic meal. The reason is its amazing nutrition factor. With 49 calories, 2.2 g of fibre and 5.3 g of carbs, this salad helps to keep you full for long hours. Veggies ranging from cabbage to carrot and not to forget the lemons. are a storehouse of antioxidants like vitamin A, vitamin C and flavonoids and anthocyanin, help in removal of harmful substances from our body called free radicals. These antioxidants also lowers the risk of infection and inflammation of the body due to eating processed foods.

cabbage and carrot kachumber recipe | kobi and gajar kachumber | Gujarati cabbage and carrot sambharo | stir fried cabbage and carrotcabbage and carrot kachumber recipe | kobi and gajar kachumber | Gujarati cabbage and carrot sambharo | stir fried cabbage and carrot

While these are vegetable based salads, it is very easy to combine vegetables with fruits to make an interesting and colourful salad bowl too! Apple being sweet goes very well in minty apple salad recipe which makes a very quick healthy salad.  Apple as known to all ranks high in fiber. This fiber has many benefits. Firstly, it keeps you full for long hours and thus beneficial for those aiming for a trimmed waistline. Moreover, those with high sugar and cholesterol can also include apple in the form of Apple Pudina Salad in their diet, as fiber helps to keep these levels under control. Fiber also helps to keep the gut healthy and prevent constipation.

Minty Apple SaladMinty Apple Salad

Fruits too are very easy to be enjoyed as a salad.  Mint Watermelon Salad is an example of using sweet fruits cleverly. Healthy Watermelon Mint Salad which has watermelon as its main ingredient is low in calories and full of water, thus is good for weight loss too. Citrulline in watermelon has been studied for its effect on heart function and it was revealed that it improves heart function and helps in the treatment of heart failure. Watermelons are a good source of Vitamin C and vitamin A which help in neutralizing free radicals thereby reducing the risk of heart disease.

Mint Watermelon Salad, Indian StyleMint Watermelon Salad, Indian Style

Sprouts in Indian Healthy Salads

Sprouts are easy to digest. Sprouting increases the availability of proteins so include them in your salads. They also abound in many other nutrients like fibre, vitamins and minerals along with a range of antioxidants to boost our immunity.

How To Sprout Moong, Mung BeansHow To Sprout Moong, Mung Beans

Moong sprouts are the most common and appreciated bean amongst many of us. Learn how to sprout moong at home and then use it interestingly to weave into a Sprouted Moong Salad.  All you need to do is add in common ingredients like onions, cabbage, tomatoes, carrot, coriander and little lemon juice and black salt. Toss and relish this simple yet tasty recipe. The veggies make it nutritive and lemon juice adds the tangy hint to the salad. You can serve it immediately or refrigerate it for an hour and serve.

Sprouted Moong SaladSprouted Moong Salad

Another common bean is chick peas, what we commonly refer to as kabuli chana. One of the most nutritious beans - chickpeas are rich in iron, protein and folic acid. Curds enrich this tangy Indian chickpea salad with mint dressing with more protein and calcium while coriander and mint increase its vitamin A content. So we have got you a salad with such a combination that is chickpea salad with mint dressing.

Indian Chickpea Salad for Weight LossIndian Chickpea Salad for Weight Loss

Try our tasty mixed sprouts salad as it contains a mix of different sprouts which is much healthier than a single sprout. Fibre and protein are two key nutrients that this sprouts salad for weight loss provide. Obese people, diabetics and heart patients all can benefit from these nutrients and aim at managing blood sugar levels and blood cholesterol levels. Radish is a good source of vitamin C- a nutrient needed to have strong gums and a strong immunity. Tomatoes, on the other hand, are rich in lycopene and vitamin A – both of which are antioxidants and help in reducing oxidative damage to cells in the body. All these together help to maintain the health of organs.

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Health Indian Salads for work - a meal by itself

Here are some lunch salads which are healthy and nourishing options in a bowl. Some of these salads may seem to be high in fat, but they are healthy. They contain good fat like full fat curds, olive oil, almonds, avocado etc. which keep you full for long hours.

Kale masoor office salad is one such salad with a mix of carrots, mushroom, cucumber, cabbage and a healthy dressing. The flavour is further enhanced by the lemony, herby, garlicky dressing. Chopped onions added to the dressing further enhances the flavour and mouth-feel of the salad. Kale is bursting with the goodness of beta carotene, vitamins K and C , lutein, zeaxanthin and iron . Feta cheese and masoor are loaded with proteins, while vitamin rich capsicum promotes the formation of collagen and improves skin health.

Kale, Masoor Veg Antioxidant Healthy Office SaladKale, Masoor Veg Antioxidant Healthy Office Salad

Then we have the rocket leaves, zucchini and red pumpkin salad which gives you all the nutrients required. It is chock-full of anti-oxidants and nutrients like vitamin C. Feta cheese gives you a good dose of protein while rocket leaves give you iron, and flax seeds contribute cholesterol-lowering omega-3 fatty acids.

Rocket Leaves, Zucchini Red Pumpkin Healthy Lunch SaladRocket Leaves, Zucchini Red Pumpkin Healthy Lunch Salad

Jowar is a gluten free grain packed with b vitamins, magnesium and calcium to be used in jowar kale palak antioxidant salad recipe. This super-duper lunch salad, loaded with the goodness of millets, veggies and greens, is bound to gain you lots of compliments and enthuse your colleagues also to make a healthy shift towards salad lunches! You will find that the Jowar Kale Palak Veg Antioxidant Healthy Office Salad is quite filling too, so you won’t reach out for any junky snacks soon after your meal.

Jowar Kale Palak Veg Antioxidant Healthy Office SaladJowar Kale Palak Veg Antioxidant Healthy Office Salad

Use Dalia in Healthy Indian Salads

Broken wheat (dalia) is fibre rich, high in magnesium and iron and forms a great base for healthy salads. This broken wheat salad recipe is combined with carrots, tomatoes, mint, spring onion greens and a low fat curd dressing. Being loaded with high fibre and nutrient dense veggies and dressed with a low fat curd dressing, this salad is, by all means, one of the best-suited salads for people with heart disease or high blood cholesterol levels.

Bulgur Wheat SaladBulgur Wheat Salad

You can also try using couscous. Similar to dalia, it is most commonly used to make Indian style couscous. The ingredients accompanying the couscous pull in sufficient Vitamin C to enhance the absorption of iron and improve blood circulation. The use of olive oil in this Indian style couscous is beneficial as it is a good source of MUFA (mono unsaturated fatty acids) which helps reduce inflammation in the body. It is one of the healthiest oils to use in making salads. Mint, one of its main ingredients, though used in small quantities lends a fresh herby touch to this salad. It will also keep you full for a longer time due to high fibre and not spike your blood sugar levels. 

Minty CouscousMinty Couscous

Enjoy our Healthy Indian Salad Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Healthy Salad Recipes and other healthy salad articles below. 

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Sprouted Moong Salad
Recipe# 1350
11 Nov 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Flax Seed Raita ( Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Calcium Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35093
22 Nov 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
flax seed raita recipe | Omega 3 fatty acids rich raita | doodhi, mint and curd flax seed raita | with 13 amazing images. Combine flax seeds with calcium-rich curds to make ....
Lauki ka Raita, Dudhi Raita
Recipe# 33251
11 Nov 21

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by Tarla Dalal
lauki ka raita | doodhi raita | dudhi raita | bottle gourd raita | with 22 amazing images. Revel in the cooling effect and goodness of doodhi and
Cabbage Salad
Recipe# 35935
02 Apr 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
cabbage salad recipe | quick cabbage salad | healthy cabbage salad | band gobi salad | with amazing 14 images. This fabulous cabbage salad recipe is a
Barley and Corn Salad
Recipe# 3595
01 Jul 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
Here's an easy way to have a healthy accompaniment to your main course. Barley has been used to enhance the fibre content and sweet corn gives a crispy texture to the salad. The red and yellow capsicum and spring onions add colour to the dish and make it extremely appealing to the eye.
Kidney Bean Salad, Mexican Kidney Bean Salad
Recipe# 1233
12 May 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Lettuce, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Basil Dressing
Recipe# 4643
26 Apr 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Vitamin C rich veggies like lettuce, capsicum,tomatoes and cucumber tossed together with an Italian basil dressing. But dress this salad just before serving to prevent the loss of vitamin C due to exposure of air.
Walnut and Cherry Tomato Salad, Quick Cherry Tomato Salad
Recipe# 36139
16 Oct 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
walnut and cherry tomato salad recipe | 10 minute tomato walnut salad | healthy Indian cherry tomato salad with walnuts | with 19 amazing images. walnut and cherry tomato salad recipe |
Thai Green Papaya Salad, Veg Som Tam
Recipe# 6514
13 Oct 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Thai green papaya salad recipe | veg Som Tam | healthy green papaya salad with vegetables | with 42 amazing images. Thai green papaya salad recipe | veg Som Tam | ....
Broken Wheat Salad with Chick Peas and Roasted Pepper ( Soups and Salads )
Recipe# 33997
10 Feb 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A hearty mediterranean salad that is quite a meal by itself! broken wheat, boiled chick peas, and roasted colourful peppers come together in this delicious salad. Ensure that the peppers are char-grilled before they are used in the recipe. The vegetable stock gives a nice flavour to the wheat, while ....
Fruity Corn Salad, Fruit, Corn and Cucumber in Mint Dressing
Recipe# 22243
08 Feb 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and folic acid, this colourful salad is made with a well-chosen combination of fruits and vegetables! Lemon juice and mint go hand-in-hand to create a tangy tasting dressing. Sweet corn contributes a mild sweetness that combines well with pineapple, lettuce and wat ....
Cabbage and Apple Salad
Recipe# 22241
27 Jan 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
In this simple, easy-to-make, elegant salad, the traditional calorie-laden mayonnaise dressing is replaced with a healthier version, made using low-fat curds and dill. Cabbage is a good source of vitamin C, while apples provide fibre, placing this salad high on the nutrition scale.
How To Sprout Moong, Mung Beans
Recipe# 40323
14 Dec 20

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by Tarla Dalal
how to sprout moong | healthy mung beans sprouts | how to sprout mung beans at home | how to make sprouts | with 23 amazing images. Healthy Mung Beans Sprouts is ....
Stir-fried Paneer, Broccoli and Baby Corn Salad
Recipe# 36142
23 Nov 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sautéed in just a teaspoon of oil, this elegant salad is an excellent source of calcium thanks to the combination of paneer, broccoli and bean sprouts. The Stir-fried Broccoli, Baby Corn and Bean Sprouts Salad is like a booster dose for your bones! Onion seeds adds an Indian touch to this nutritious ....
Spinach and Bean Sprouts Salad in Creamy Celery Dressing
Recipe# 22239
13 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Toss up a tongue-tickling salad of bean sprouts, spinach and veggies, laced with a creamy celery dressing made with low-fat curds. Contrasting shades of carrot and greens in an off-white background make the Spinach and Bean Sprouts Salad in Creamy Celery Dressing a delight to behold, while the tangy ....
Doodhi Pachadi / Spicy Doodhi Raita
Recipe# 32869
06 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
doodhi pachadi recipe | healthy bottle gourd pachadi | South Indian style doodhi pachadi | with 16 amazing images. doodhi pachadi recipe is made with cooling bottle gourd and curds, perked ....
Bean and Capsicum Salad ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)
Recipe# 36143
26 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Protein rich rajma and chick peas tossed with roasted capsicum and Indian spices to perfection. Generously loaded with protein, fibre and other important nutrients like calcium, iron, zinc and vitamin C, this salad is an all-in-one treat for healthy skin as well as strong bones, hair and teeth.
Cucumber, Capsicum and Celery Salad
Recipe# 1354
22 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Cucumber, Capsicum and Celery Salad, is a delightful combination of fresh vegetables, fruits and curds which makes this salad hard to resist. The low-fat curd dressing is delicately flavoured with basil and mustard powder. The fruits, vegetables and low-fat curds have few calories, but contains a lo ....
Baby Spinach and Apple Salad in Curd Lemon Dressing, Healthy
Recipe# 36141
28 Sep 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Iron-rich baby spinach is teamed with apples for extra crunch and a little sweetness, in this simple but awesome salad. Drowned in a tongue-tickling Curd Lemon Dressing, the duo transforms into an exotic delicacy. The dressing is bursting with tangy and h ....
Pasta and Vegetable Salad
Recipe# 22248
17 Jul 20

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by Tarla Dalal
If you thought pasta dishes are always loaded with calories, due to cheese and white sauce commonly used in their preparation, have a look at this recipe – and you will change your mind. Here, a minimal amount of whole wheat pasta is prepared as a salad along with crunchy and colourful veggies, whic ....
Nutritious Vegetable Salad, Low Salt and High Fiber Veg Salad
Recipe# 22314
25 Apr 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
What’s new about tossing together veggies like capsicum, cabbage and tomatoes into a salad? Well, it’s the dressing that makes this salad the latest blockbuster in town! A medley of colourful veggies is tossed together with a zesty dressing that features grated apple, lemon juice and herbs. The d ....
Roasted Capsicum and Alfalfa Sprouts Salad with Peanut Dressing
Recipe# 39213
01 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Exotic! That’s what this salad is. With a rare combination of roasted capsicum and alfalfa sprouts with an even more tasteful dressing based on peanuts with a dash of lemon, this salad is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids , vitamin B1 and ....
Bean Sprouts and Capsicum Salad
Recipe# 4609
13 Oct 21

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by Tarla Dalal
Calcium laden fresh bean sprouts in a spicy dressing. Bean sprouts and capsicum together also lend enough vitamin c to this salad which aids in enhancing calcium absorption.
Veg Raita, Mixed Vegetable Raita
Recipe# 3602
24 Mar 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
veg raita recipe | mixed vegetable raita | healthy veg raita | quick veg raita | with 11 amazing images. The veg raita recipe is made from low fat curds, beetroot ....
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Healthy Salads
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 on 06 Jan 19 05:27 PM