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Last Updated : Mar 21,2018



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Indian Vegetarian Salad Recipes

Salads are as close to nature as our food can get! Made of fresh, fibrous and nutritious ingredients tossed with flavoursome dressings, salads are not only healthy but tasty too. Ingredients like fruits, sprouts and veggies come in varied flavours and textures, and when they come together in intelligent combos they kindle one’s appetite and give an instant sense of wellness.
 

Low Cal Salads

Low-calorie salads are eaten by many on a regular basis as they provide abundant nutrition without the risk of gaining weight. Being rich in fibre, salads keep you full for a long time and avoid snack sprees. Plus, the fibre also helps lose weight if the rest of the person’s diet is also conducive to it.

Although most salads contain a bundle of fruits and veggies, what often compromises the calorie count is the dressing, if made with oil, cream, and other such rich ingredients. So, when making low-cal salads, it is important to pay attention to every ingredient. You must go for low-cal curd, low-cal paneer, low-cal dressings, etc. In this Fruit and Veg Salad, for example, we have used low-calorie Thousand Island dressing instead of a fat-loaded dressing made of mayonnaise.

It is also wise to pick fruits and veggies that are low on the calorie count, such as carrot, bell peppers, orange, apple etc.

1. Sprouts and Veggie Salad
2. Zucchini, Bell Pepper and Sprouted Moong Salad

You will find dozens of low-cal salad recipes at - so many that you can lunch or snack on a different salad every day of the month and thereafter too!
 

Light Salads

Light salads are accompaniments enjoyed with a regular meal. These are not too heavy, but are made with vibrant ingredients and flavour-givers, which add a splash of colour and flavour to the meal. These salads must ideally be quick and easy to make, because you will be preparing them in addition to other dishes.

Within minutes, you can make a lovely salad of beetroot and garlic, which adds abundant energy to your meal.

You can transform a seemingly regular vegetable salad into an attention grabber by using a peppy dressing, such as in the Vegetable Salad with Lemony Apple Dressing

If you are looking for ideas to make light and colourful salads that instil energy into a meal, head straight to Light Salads Recipes.
 

Quick Salads

In general, everyone knows about the health benefits of salads and agrees that they must be consumed every day as part of our regular diet. However, many people do not have time to prepare salads and skip it. These Quick Salads, made within minutes with easily available ingredients, will be handy for these busy bees. The busier you are, more important it is to consume healthy foods like salads to bust your stress and keep healthy. So, do not compromise at all – start right from today and make yourself a salad every other day!

We always have ingredients like cucumber, tomato and apple at home, so you can make this salad without much ado any time you wish - Cucumber, Apple and Tomato Salad. Likewise, you can also make the most of seasonal fruits and veggies. When orange is in season, go for something like this easy but exotic Lebanese salad - Orange Sesame Tabbouleh. When you feel indulgent, go for something like the Creamy Beetroot and Corn Salad, a rich and creamy salad that can be made without any difficulty.

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Salads with Dressings

Some salads can be eaten plain with just a simple seasoning of salt and pepper, but most salads require a dressing to improve their taste and texture. The dressing has the power to make or break a salad. Even simple ingredients can be converted into an exotic salad fit for a party by using the appropriate dressing!

Check out the peanut dressing on this Thai Veg Salad with Peanut Dressing and the lemony, garlicky olive oil dressing in this bean salad Kidney Bean Salad. And here, we have used olive oil, lemon juice and balsamic vinegar to give the vegetable salad an unusual twist - Beetroot, Peppers, Carrot Healthy Salad for Work.

Note how the dressing transforms the salads into tongue-tickling delights. For more salad recipes with dressings, check out Salads with Dressing Recipes

 

No-Cooking Salads

Best of all are the recipes that require no cooking – and these salads are typical examples. Resplendent with the natural, raw flavours of the ingredients used, these salads rely on the combination of ingredients to bestow a mouth-watering impact on the diner! Absolutely no cooking is required, which makes these quicker and easier to prepare too. You can enjoy them every day!

This Lebanese salad is usually served with falafels, but it tastes so good that you can enjoy it just by itself - Tabbouleh, Lebanese Tabbouleh.

Here is a colourful salad that is easy but tasty, with a fabulous lemon juice and olive oil dressing - Cucumber Bean Sprouts and Apple Salad.

As simple as any salad can get, this Cabbage Salad is so tasty that you and your family will crave for it.

A whole lot of mix and toss, no cooking salads are featured on Toss & Mix Salads (No cooking) Recipes, to increase the goodness quotient of your meals without sweating in the kitchen!
 

Salads that make a Meal

It is now becoming increasingly fashionable to have salad meals – and it’s nice to see a healthy trend for a change! Known by names like lunch salads, Buddha bowls, etc. these are really sumptuous salads that can be had in place of a meal like lunch or dinner. These usually combine veggies and fruits with grains and possibly other ingredients like cottage cheese, tofu or mushrooms.

The best part is that most of these salads can be carried to work also to have for lunch. You need to pack the dressing in a separate container, and toss everything together just before eating. Try this healthy lunch salad that’s colourful and vibrantly flavoured too - Beetroot, Peppers, Carrot Healthy Salad for Work.

By paying some attention to the ingredients and dressing, you can also make loads of vegan salads like this - Vegan Healthy Lunch Salad

Put together your favourite veggies, pulses and healthy fats, to make a superb salad like this - Masoor, Beets, Zucchini , Peppers Lunch Salad

Game for a salad meal? Take your pick from here - Wholesome Salads Recipes.

The best thing about salads is that you can mix-and-match your ingredients, and come up with an endless variety of salads. Peep into your fridge, pick up all the ingredients that tempt you, and put them together with a peppy dressing to make a bowlful of good health! There’s nothing to hold you back from making a salad. Snacking on salads is a healthy habit that you will be thankful about all your life because it’s healthy, versatile and creative - no holds barred, and available in plenty anywhere in the world, so you never have to go hungry ever again.


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Recipe# 33294
08 Feb 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Think beyond the traditional cucumber when making raita. How about using boiled and mashed yam? you are sure to love this unconventional accompaniment.
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Recipe# 41687
17 Apr 18

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A tongue-tickling raita that you must try in the mango season. The flavour of mangoes combines beautifully with the pleasant taste and creaminess of fresh curds. Slightly sweetened and tinged with cardamom, the Mango Raita tastes heavenly. Make sure the curd is fresh and not sour, or it will spoil t ....
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Recipe# 4611
17 Dec 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
Salads are an essential part of the meal, they are like a booster dose providing a burst of nutrients. Here, the Paneer aur Hare Chane ka Salad provides a protein top-up for those who wish to make up lost muscle mass, maybe while recuperating from an illness or injury. This low-cal salad als ....
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Recipe# 4639
05 Apr 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A light salad loaded with vitamin A from carrot and mint together with protein-rich rajma too, the Carrot, Cucumber, Rajma Salad in Mint Dressing is a treat to your taste buds and eyes, in more ways than one. Not only is the salad beautiful to behold, it also provides excellent nourishment for your ....
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Recipe# 39380
25 Jun 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The seasoning has the power to make or break a creation! Here, see how a calcium-rich sesame seeds add to not just the flavour but also the nutrient content of a salad. The main ingredients in the Lettuce and Paneer Salad in Sesame Dressing are all rich in calcium, so much so that this salad straigh ....
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Recipe# 42159
15 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is a bit different from the usual salads , because it brings together two different ingredients. While beetroot is often added as part of other salads, not many people think of it or of garlic as key salad ingredients. In this recipe, however, the ....
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Recipe# 456
26 Nov 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Both kids and adults will love the glass noodle salad, because of its irresistible presentation and the tempting combination of flavours and textures. The thin, glassy rice noodles, the soft chewy tofu and the fresh, crisp veggies together with the lip-smacking hot and sweet dip make this salad a wo ....
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Recipe# 42460
21 Feb 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Nutritious matki beans join hands with a couple of crunchy and colourful veggies to make a scrumptious salad. Simple spices add to the flavour of this Matki Salad while tangy lemon juice works its magic. Like all salads this is best enjoyed immediately while the veggies are fresh and crunchy. ....
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Recipe# 783
05 May 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
It is the dressing that transforms the simple combination of apples, bananas and dates into an exotic and tongue-tickling salad! You are sure to have tried varied dressings ranging from honey-based and lemon-based to olive oil-based and curd-based ones. The Apple. Banana and Date Salad feature ....
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Recipe# 42344
26 Mar 18

 
 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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Recipe# 48
11 Aug 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This tongue-tickling salad is a desi dream come true! Cooked chana and potato cubes are dressed in a characteristically Indian way, with a lemony mix of chaat masala and cumin seeds powder. Laced with sesame oil and dotted with chopped coriander, this peppy dressing transforms the ingredients ....
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Recipe# 41608
29 Mar 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Apple Almond and Celery Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing is a refreshing salad that is bursting with flavour. It must ideally be served chill, and is therefore a wonderful choice on a hot summer day. Here, a yummy mix of soft apples, crisp celery and crunchy almonds are bathed in a tangy, s ....
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Recipe# 35935
23 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This salad is cabbage through and through, with dark green speckles of green chillies and coriander here and there. Yet, this crunchy high fibre Cabbage Salad is so tasty, you will see people reach for more helpings of it. We will let you in on the little secret. A tangy dressing with black salt, le ....
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Recipe# 33251
16 Sep 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
Revel in the cooling effect and goodness of doodhi and protein-rich curds, in one single dish! While you might worry that using doodhi alone might result in a mushy raita, some smart moves make this version a lot more exciting. Onions, green chillies and ginger are cooked along with the doodhi t ....
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Merly , we are delighted you liked our salad recipes. Thanks for the feedback.
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10 Mar 18 11:13 AM
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback. Happy cooking.
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21 Mar 18 03:07 PM
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please send me some indian dishr=es recipes and also some unique indian salads recipes i am always looking this site
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Ashean, there are loads of Indian Salads in this collection. Happy cooking.
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21 Mar 18 03:09 PM
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Akash: We are delighted you loved the salad collection.
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