Spanish Salad

It seems that I have travelled all over Europe in search of my salad recipes! I do post Indian salad recipes. But the recipes from various other countries are also very interesting and tasty. The only issue is that the ingredients may not always be available. I then have to find the closest substitute. In…

Russian Salad (Modified)

I have heard of Russian salad, but it has never been top-of-mind. It always sat on the edges of my memory. As my experiments with salads continued, this salad popped up in my mind. What a happy happenstance – it was a delightful recipe. Of course, I modified it using vegetables that I had on…

Basic Coleslaw

About three months ago, my doctor told me two important things.1. To make a salad the largest part of my lunch and dinner. In fact, she recommended that it should form about half my meal2. I should chew on my meals. Till then, I used to gobble up my food and any meal was over…

Cucumber, Tomato & Peanut Salad In A Sweet And Sour Dressing

My journey with salads continues. I have tried so many, all with great success, that I have forgotten the recipes for most of them. Thank God that I am documenting them in this blog. Needless to say, salads are super healthy and needs to be a part of every meal. I suspect that many Indians…

Lebanese Salad

I have started including a huge salad as part of both, lunch and dinner. The salad forms half of my meal. This, along with a simple smoothie in the morning helps me keep my blood sugar under control. This necessarily means that my salads must be exciting. I am constantly on the lookout for new…

Moong (Mung Bean) Sprouts Salad

Sprouts are supposed to be super heathy. I therefore sprout several different kinds of lentils/legumes. My sprouts maker comes in very useful in doing this. Given the hot summers of India, the process is relatively quick. I can get sprouts in a couple of days. A sprout salad is on the table at least one…

Pasta Salad

I was never a salad person for most of my life. Somehow, the urge was never upon me. I used to notice several types of salad whenever I dined at buffets at restaurants. Though they all looked attractive, I would normally settle for a few pieces of cucumbers and tomatoes. Just so that I can…

Kala Chana Chaat (Black Chickpea Salad)

Chaats are basically street food. They normally contain a main ingredient with an assortment of vegetables and condiments – often spicy. There are numerous varieties of chaats available in India. No prizes for guessing that the main ingredient in this one is black chickpeas. It is very popular in many parts of the country. The…

Thai Vegetable Salad

I have begun to like my salads a lot these days. According to my vegan doctor, a salad should form half your plate for lunch and dinner. Rice or rotis should be a quarter and the remaining should can be cooked vegetables. If salads are playing such a big role in my meals, then they…

Mediterranean Salad (Adapted)

I used to dislike salads, in my earlier days. Of late, however, I have really fallen in love with them. But more than the salads themselves, I enjoy the process of creating a salad recipe. There are potentially so many permutations and combinations in using various ingredients. I also try to customise salads that are…