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Category: Salads and Raitas

Salads and raitas add a refreshing taste to meals. Made with a variety of vegetables, fruits, grains, and lentils, salads not only add taste and color, but also nutrition to your meals.

It’s easy to get your five servings of vegetabes and fruits, as well as protein and fiber with salads.

Indian salads are dry or yogurt-based and have raw or cooked vegetables.
Dry vegetable salads taste great on their own or with rice, while yogurt raitas are usually served with roti and other Indian flat breads, or with different types of flavored rice, such as fried rice and pulao.

Salads are very easy to put together, and many can be made ahead of time and refrigerated. You get a lot of nutrition with little effort.

Here’s are some easy salad recipes.

Corn, Bean, Pepper Salad

Corn, Bean, Pepper Salad

| May 16, 2014 Comment

Corn, Bean, Pepper Salad by Cooking for Bachelors® TV, featuring Jyl Ferris. This fresh corn salad is made with black beans, roasted red peppers, basil and scallions with an orange vinaigrette dressing. Using canned beans is just as good as using dry ones. The difference is that the canned is a little saltier so consider […]

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Tomato-Onion Raita

Tomato-Onion Raita

| March 19, 2013 Comment

This tomato-onion raita is a delicious accompaniment to spicy rice dishes such as vegetable pulao or any Indian bread. This raita also tastes great without onions. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 5 minutes Ingredients 3 cups plain yogurt 2 cups tomatoes, cut into small cubes 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped 1 tsp ginger, finely grated Salt […]

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Spinach Raita

Spinach Raita

| March 18, 2013 Comment

Spinach Raita is a great way to get your greens vitamins. Made with plain yogurt, this salad is very nutritious. You can use low-fat or non-fat yogurt. Serve this with rice or roti for a satisfying and healthy meal. Spinach Raita also makes a delicious dip. Leave out the onions for a no-onion no-garlic version. […]

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Plain Raita

Plain Raita

| March 14, 2013 Comment

This plain raita is easy to make and great to serve with roti or rice, especially when you don’t have any suitable vegetable for raita, or when you just want a quick and simple accompaniment for your meal. This raita is also great as a dip for vegetables and chips. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 5 […]

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Methi Raita

Methi Raita

| March 13, 2013 Comment

Try this delicious Methi Raita next time you want something different. Made with fenugreek seeds (methi), this raita is a quick accompaniment for any stuffed or plain roti and rice. Methi seeds have a cooling effect on the system and can help cure upset stomach and other digestive problems. Servings: 2 Cooking Time: 10 minutes […]

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Fruit Chaat

Fruit Chaat

| March 12, 2013 Comment

Fruit Chaat is a cool summer treat for kids and adults, and a great way to get your daily servings of fruits. This is an easy recipe and also makes a great picnic and healthy snack food. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 5 minutes Ingredients 1 cup bananas, sliced into thin rounds 1 cup pineapple, cut […]

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Carrot Salad

Carrot Salad

| March 10, 2013 Comment

Carrot Salad is a sweet and tangy side that adds a lot of nutrition to your meals. This is a low-fat salad that’s ideal for weight loss. This healthy salad tastes great on it’s own or with rice and roti. Servings : 4 Cooking Time : 10 minutes Ingredients 2 cups carrot, grated 1-2 chillies, slit […]

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Carrot-Moong Salad

Carrot-Moong Salad

| March 9, 2013 Comment

Carrot-Moong Salad is an almost no-cook recipe. This tangy salad is healthful and nutritious and can be put together quickly if you have the moong dal soaked and ready. The carotene in carrots helps prevent heart disease and some types of cancer. Moong lentil provides protein and fiber. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 15 minutes + […]

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Bottlegourd Raita

Bottlegourd Raita

| March 8, 2013 Comment

Bottlegourd Raita is a quick and easy accompaniment for any Indian flatbread.   It’s also great as a dip for chips or as a sandwich spread. Combined with plain yogurt, this raita is a healthy side, and a great addition to any weight-loss diet. Bottlegourd is a natural remedy for indigestion. Servings: 2 Cooking Time : […]

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Boondi Raita

Boondi Raita

| March 8, 2013 Comment

Boondi Raita can add a colorful, festive touch to any meal. Boondi are pearl-shaped, tiny, fried fritters made with besan (chickpea flour, i.e., bengal gram flour). Boondi is usually enjoyed as a crunchy snack, but on occasion also served up as raita. Boondi is available in Indian grocery stores. (You can also make it from […]

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Methi Yogurt

Methi Yogurt

| March 7, 2013 Comment

Methi Yogurt or fenugreek yogurt is a simple and easy raita you can make in a few minutes. This raita goes very well with parathas, especially, stuffed parathas, and roasted moong dal and toor dal chutneys and rice. This methi raita adds a cooling touch to a spicy meal. Servings: 2-4 Cooking Time: 2 minutes […]

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