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Indian Salads with dressing recipes


Last Updated : Mar 20,2020



ड्रेसिंग वाले सलाद - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Indian Salads with dressing recipes in Hindi)
ડ્રેસિંગવાળા સલાડ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Indian Salads with dressing recipes in Gujarati)

Indian Salads with Dressing recipes, Veg Salad with Dressing 

Indian Salads with Dressings. Indian salads are characterised by crispy fresh ingredients laced with ground spices or zesty dressings that deliver a revitalising rush of flavour. Indian salads play multiple roles in a meal. Sometimes they are served as appetizers, and at other times they are also used as accompaniments to give a peppy twist to simple meals. For example, kachumbers served with dal khichdi

Cabbage and Carrot Kachumber, Kobi and Gajar Kachumber

Cabbage and Carrot Kachumber, Kobi and Gajar Kachumber

While the everyday Indian salad is a simple mix of veggies like carrot, cucumber and tomatoes served with a touch of pepper and lemon juice, there are several exotic variants too, with luscious dressings that add a glamorous tone to the veggies and beans used. 

Exciting Indian Salads with Dressings

It is nice to use a mix of veggies and beans in salads, for example, cucumber with rajma. Sometimes, soaked and parboiled cereals like barley may also be used, as in the Chickpea, Barley and Mushroom Salad with Balsamic Dressing. Fruits like pomegranate, grapes and apple mingle naturally with veg salads. 

Cabbage and Carrot Kachumber, Kobi and Gajar Kachumber

Cabbage and Carrot Kachumber, Kobi and Gajar Kachumber

However, what makes a salad feel special is the dressing, as it helps the chef to achieve the required mood. A creamy dressing with hung curds gives a luxuriant feel to the salad, while a light mint and lemon dressing refreshes the palate with its chilling mint overtones. The use of mint, ground black pepper, lemon and curd is quite common in Indian salads. 

The Chickpea Salad with Mint Dressing is an awesome example of how mint transforms a salad; while the Pear and Pomegranate Salad is a perfect mix of seasonal fruits. The Carrot Cucumber and Rajma Salad in Mint Dressing is a light yet nutritious treat that is also a delight to behold. When you want something offbeat, feel free to mix and match exotic ingredients with everyday ones to make totally mind-blowing new creations like the Cherry Tomato and Methi Salad

Pear and Pomegranate Salad ( Soups and Salads Recipe )

Pear and Pomegranate Salad ( Soups and Salads Recipe )

But if Indian is the buzzword for a party and you want to go all out to achieve the feel, then look no further than the Chatpata Chana and Potato Salad. Dressed in a lemony mix of chaat masala and cumin seeds powder, this salad is a desi dream come true.

International Veg Salads with Dressings

When you are in the mood to voyage afar, explore the wondrous effect of curds, cream, olive oil, vinegar and spices on thoughtfully-combined veggie salads. Be it the multi-textured Russian Salad, the gimme-more Burnt American Sweet Corn Salad or the health-packed Quinoa Corn and Capsicum Salad, a properly chosen salad can be a great value-add to any meal. 

Burnt Sweet Corn Salad, Burnt American Sweet Corn Salad

Burnt Sweet Corn Salad, Burnt American Sweet Corn Salad

When making any salad, remember: 

• Pick the best ingredients, especially if they are going to be used raw. Never use damaged veggies or overripe fruits in a salad. 

• If your salad requires you to boil or parboil any ingredients, always cook it only to the required level and not too much. You need to retain the natural texture and colour of the vegetable or bean. 

• Choose the dressing carefully. Heavy ingredients call for a light dressing, while fresh and light ingredients can comfortably accommodate a rich dressing. 

Red and Green Salad with Peanut Dressing ( Eat Well Stay Well )

Red and Green Salad with Peanut Dressing ( Eat Well Stay Well )

The salad plays a very important role in balancing the mood of a meal. It can add a refreshing tone to a heavy meal, or give a rich feel to a simple meal. So, always spend some time picking the right salad for the meal. Have a look at our 200+ salad recipe collection, which includes Indian Salad Recipes with Dressing and International Veg Salad Recipes with Dressing, and pick the right ones for every meal! 

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Bean Sprouts and Capsicum Salad
Recipe# 4609
28 Jun 19

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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.
Russian Salad
Recipe# 2136
19 Mar 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
russian salad | vegetarian russian salad | indian style russian salad | with 12 amazing images. The flavour and texture of the Russian Salad (Veg Russian Salad) is lovely, as it uses parboi ....
Mexican Salad
Recipe# 32993
11 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This peppy Mexican Salad of cooked kidney beans and succulent low-fat cottage cheese enhanced with a freshly prepared salsa dressing, is a protein, potassium and fibre rich delight ideal for weight-watchers. Unlike the most Mexican salads, which uses full-fat paneer, this recipe makes use of low-fat ....
Indian Chickpea Salad for Weight Loss
Recipe# 3596
21 Oct 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Indian chickpea salad for weight loss | kabuli chana salad with pudina dressing | healthy chickpea salad for weight loss | with amazing 23 pictures One of the most nutritious beans - chickpeas are rich in
Burnt Sweet Corn Salad, Burnt American Sweet Corn Salad
Recipe# 1236
29 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Burnt sweet corn has a special, irresistible flavour somewhat akin to corn on the cob, roasted on an open flame. Here is an easy-to-make and convenient-to-serve delight with the same magical taste of burnt corn. Sweet corn is sautéed on a high flame till slightly burnt and then tossed with oth ....
Guacamole, Apple and Bean Salad, Diabetic Friendly
Recipe# 33639
23 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Packed with flavour and good health, this exotic salad features apples and cooked kidney beans dressed in a creamy guacamole dressing. Chopped tomatoes come together with ripe avocadoes to give this guacamole dressing an extraordinary flavour and mouth-feel. To get the classic effect, make sure ....
Pear and Pomegranate Salad ( Soups and Salads Recipe )
Recipe# 34004
22 Oct 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
If you find fresh pears in the marketplace, buy them and attempt this fresh pear salad. A warm dressing of pomegranate juice, lemon, mustard powder, honey and freshly ground pepper introduce a brilliant taste to the cut pear cubes. Toss in crisp iceberg lettuce too, it adds a definite crunch to the ....
Potato Chana Salad
Recipe# 4641
06 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
potato chana salad | potato chickpea salad | indian chickpea salad | with 13 amazing images. potato chick pea salad is a simple salad made from soaking kabuli chana overnight and then add ....
Pasta Primavera Salad with Vegetables
Recipe# 1829
24 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It is technically a salad but practically a meal in its own right! The Pasta Primavera Salad with Vegetables is an easy and quick yet sumptuous preparation of cooked fusilli tossed together with crunchy lettuce, fresh and vibrant veggies and a refreshing curd-based dressing with celery and spring on ....
Arabic Salad
Recipe# 22594
21 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The salad is traditionally flavoured with sumac powder, which is a Middle Eastern spice made from the berries of the sumac bush. The powder has a tart flavour thus we have substituted it with pomegranate powder and lemon juice. It is worth hunting down if you possibly can. But the salad is equally d ....
Rajma Salad Healthy Rajma Salad
Recipe# 4646
22 Jul 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A versatile salad that will suit a Continental spread just as well as it merges with a havelimeal, the Rajma Salad is an iron-rich option that will enhance your haemoglobin levels and prevent anaemia. Once you have soaked and boiled the rajma, all you need to do is throw in some chopped veggies and ....
Carrot Cucumber and Rajma Salad in Mint Dressing
Recipe# 4639
13 Mar 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
carrot cucumber and rajma Salad in mint dressing recipe | vegetable salad with mint and lemon dressing | healthy weight loss vegetable salad | healthy Indian salad recipe for weight loss | wit ....
American Sweet Corn Salad
Recipe# 376
17 Sep 19

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by Tarla Dalal
american sweet corn salad | sweet corn veg salad recipe | with 12 amazing images. Juicy sweet corn and capsicum dressed in vinaigrette and garnished with tomatoes and spring onions, the american sweet corn salad offe ....
Kale and Apple Salad
Recipe# 40483
01 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Kale is a tasty variety of cabbage, which is commonly used in salads and sandwiches across the globe. Nowadays, it is available in specialty stores and supermarkets in India too. This delicious Kale and Apple Salad combines the unique flavour and texture of kale leaves with crunchy strips of a ....
Quinoa, Corn and Capsicum Salad
Recipe# 40497
20 Mar 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Quinoa corn capsicum salad recipe | quinoa salad | Quinoa corn and capsicum in lemon herb dressing | with 17 amazing images. Bask in the goodness of the ‘wonder grain’ with this fantastic Quinoa, ....
Mushroom, Broccoli and Noodle Salad in Hot and Sour Dressing
Recipe# 22546
20 Mar 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Variety is the spice of life, and that holds true for our food too. Have you noticed that if you bring together myriad textures and flavours into a single bowl, the dish is always more exciting to behold and consume? The Mushroom, Broccoli and Noodle Salad in Hot and Sour Dressing fits the bill ....
Watermelon Feta Salad
Recipe# 38359
19 Jun 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This Watermelon Feta Salad is a very unusual, quick and easy. The combination of watermelon with feta cheese and honey dressing taste really good. Love the refreshing taste of watermelon in your salad, then do try it with other combos like Wat ....
Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad with Balsamic Dressing
Recipe# 36699
17 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Name the texture, name the flavour, and you are sure to find it in this exciting salad. From cucumber for a juicy crunch, and kabuli chana for a mealy touch, to barley and mushrooms for chewiness and sun-dried tomatoes for tang, this Salads features a wide assort ....
Black Bean Quinoa Veg Salad
Recipe# 41985
01 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This Black Bean Quinoa Veg Salad is a super tasty and exciting way to consume power-packed ingredients like quinoa, beans and veggies. It has ingredients of various textures, which gives you a wonderful mouth-feel. The Orange Vinaigrette Dressing, which combines orange juice with honey, herbs an ....
Summer Veg Salad
Recipe# 1761
26 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This salad is a mélange of flavors and colors. It is quiet refreshing with the combination of fresh vegetables and tangy pineapple prepared in citrus sweet dressing. Toss in crisp iceberg lettuce, it adds a definite crunch to the salad. Serve immediately and ....
Chatpatta Chana and Potato Salad
Recipe# 48
31 Oct 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
chana and potato salad recipe | potato chickpea salad | aloo chana salad | with amazing 21 pictures. This tongue-tickling salad is a desi dream come true! Cooked chana and potato cubes are dressed in a characteristi ....
Paneer Aur Hare Chane ka Salad, Healthy Salads Recipe
Recipe# 4611
28 Feb 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
paneer aur hara chane ka salad recipe | healthy paneer chana salad | protein rich chana salad | calcium rich paneer salad recipe | with 22 amazing images. Paneer aur ha ....
Lettuce and Paneer Salad in Sesame Dressing
Recipe# 39380
13 Mar 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
lettuce and paneer salad in sesame dressing recipe | healthy veg paneer salad with lettuce | calcium rich lettuce paneer salad | with 11 amazing images. lettuce and paneer salad in sesame dressin ....
Beetroot, Peppers, Carrot Healthy Salad for Work
Recipe# 42344
26 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A splash of colours and vibrant flavours, this salad is a real delight to munch on. Enjoyed as a lunch in the afternoon, it is sure to reboot your day and make you feel positively charged! The Beetroot, Peppers, Carroty Healthy Salad for Work is loaded with multi-textured ingredients with awesom ....
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