Carrot, Cucumber & Kidney Beans Salad

Since I began experimenting with salads a month ago, I have been fascinated with the many wonderful recipes that I tried out. Each one tastes better than the other. I now face a real dilemma – which one to choose each day. That is a real good situation to be in. I now look forward…

Masala Salad

Who says that salads must be tasteless and boring? I suspect this to be one of the main reasons why a salad is often absent from dining tables in India. Yes, we do have the occasional koshimbir, kosambari or raita – but too few and far between. Let me illustrate with an example. My driver…

Mexican Salad

My recent experiments with different kinds of salads has had some delightful outcomes. The first is that these salads are absolutely marvelous. But, more interestingly, I seem to have made Hari and my driver (Madan Mishra) aficionados of salads. They look forward to the salad of the day, have large helpings and are always appreciative….

Spinach & Bean Sprout Salad In Creamy Coriander Dressing

Several years ago, I was invited to lunch by a very dear friend. Knowing that I follow a WFPB diet, she went to great lengths to prepare a meal that I would really enjoy. The starter was raw spinach in a sweet dressing. It tasted so wonderful that I could not stop at one helping….

Apple, Banana & Date Salad

I often have a variety of fruits in a single helping. Especially since I went WFPB. But seriously, I have never considered adding a dressing to the fruits. Not until I read this recipe from the iconic Tarla Dalal. I must say that it was the dressing that lifted this salad to new heights. It…

Purple Cabbage Salad

Humans are creatures of habit, I am convinced. Especially when it comes to food. We all crave something new – but the craving lasts only till it is satisfied. We invariably revert to comfort (often dishes that we have grown up with). So it is for me too. Whenever I visit the market to buy…

Another Koshimbir (Salad)

Hari and I have been largely in stay-at-home mode since March 20th. The rather compulsory quarantine is necessary, but does tend to take it’s toll. To overcome the blues, both of us spend about an hour every day, planning the menu for the following day. That means that I will have to discover/concoct new recipes…

Pasta & Vegetable Salad

My journey with salads continues. I have often had pasta salads at buffets in restaurants. Some were indifferent while others were good. But I had never tried one at home. I decided to change that status last week. Unfortunately, I am not such a great pasta fan – and therefore do not stock many varieties…

Mushroom & Baby Corn Salad

I am posting an overload of salad recipes. I am really enjoying creating these salads. Each one tastes better than the other. And all of them are very simple to prepare. One of the biggest challenges in WFPB salads is the creation of the dressing. In the salads that I have been experimenting with, the…

Walnut & Cherry Tomato Salad

I had developed a set of about a dozen salad recipes some years ago. These were the only salads that were served on the dining table. After years of consuming the same salads, I got really bored with them. A couple of weeks ago, I embarked on a project to concoct a few other salad…