Bombay Carrot Salad is a vegan salad, that is healthy and can be prepared in minutes.Made with grated carrots and a sprinkling of raisins and roasted cashew nuts, tossed in with a fragrantly spiced Indian dressing.
What is a salad?
A salad is a dish consisting of mixed pieces of food, sometimes with at least one raw ingredient. It is often dressed, and is typically served at room temperature or chilled, though some can be served warm.
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What are the different categories of salads?
There are basically 5 categories of salads :
- Green salads/Garden salads use a base of leafy greens such as lettuce, arugula/rocket, kale or spinach
- Vegetable salads/Greek salads
- Salads of pasta, legumes or grains
- Mixed Salads, incorporating meat, poultry or seafood
- Fruit salads
What is a salad dressing?
The sauce used to flavor a salad is generally called a salad dressing; most salad dressings are based on either a mixture of oil and vinegar or a fermented milk product like kefir.
When do you serve salads?
Salads may be served at any point during a meal:
- Appetizer salads—light, smaller-portion salads served as the first course of the meal.
- Side salads—to accompany the main course as a side dish, examples include potato salad and Caesar salad.
- Main course salads—usually containing a portion of a high-protein foods, such as meat, fish, eggs, legumes, or cheese.
- Dessert salads—sweet versions containing fruit, gelatin, sweeteners or whipped cream.
Bombay Carrot Salad Recipe
- Amount Per ServingCalories914
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 69g 107%
- Saturated Fat 10g 50%
- Sodium 26mg 2%
- Potassium 709mg 21%
- Total Carbohydrate 78g 26%
- Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
- Sugars 37g
- Protein 8g 16%
- Vitamin A 13%
- Vitamin C 13%
- Calcium 7%
- Iron 28%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
This will keep up to 4 days in the fridge.
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Links to other carrot recipes
- Carrots : How to choose, store and prepare?
- Carrot Soup
- Carrot Poriyal/Stir Fry
- Carrot Paniyaram
- Carrot Chutney
- Bombay Carrot salad
- Vegetable soup
The Bottom Line
There’s nothing like a fresh salad to start a meal or for a lighter bite.
A beautifully presented salad as a starter or main meal can be a great way to impress your guests without requiring too much time in the kitchen.
Are you ready to give our Bombay Carrot Salad a try, today?You can even have it as part of your Buddha bowl entry!
Oh yum! This carrot salad looks amazing. I’ll be trying it.
Thank you. It is a very easy recipe to try & turns out delicious. Do give it a try & please share your feedback. Would love to hear how it turned out for you.
This looks so good! My kids love carrots, so they might be willing to give this a try.
If your kids love carrots, this recipe will be a definite winner on your table.It is so easy to make. Enjoy!
Looks so pretty with all of the colors!
Sounds really interesting!
I’m not a big fan of carrots, but this looks delish
Thank you.A different way to use carrots in your meal plan 🙂
This sounds like a wonderful lunch option!
Thank you. Yes, can be had as a complete meal or a side to some spicy dish with seafood or meat too.
Ohhhh this looks awesome! We love eating carrots!
Thank you. If you love carrots, then our recipe is a must try, coz it is so simple to make yet so delicious. Enjoy!
New option for carrots, which I love!
Thank you. So glad to hear that, please share your feedback when you try our recipe 🙂
I love a good salad. This one looks amazing!
Thank you. You definitely will like our recipe, if ou enjoy salads. Please give it a try, we’d love to hear your feedback.
We always have an abundance of carrots in the house. This looks like a great addition to a meal. Thanks for the recipe!
You are most welcome. A perfect way to use those carrots & a healthier choice too!
This sounds like a different way to fix carrots, which are a staple around here…albeit in the butter and thyme or rosemary. Great idea.
Thank you.Do share your feedback when you give our recipe a try, would love to knwo how it turned out for you.
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This sounds amazing! I love the addition of raisins. Can’t wait to try!
Thank you, would love to hear your feedback when you try. The raisins add to a difference in texture while biting the crispy crunch carrot salad, which makes it an interesting combo.
How interesting! Looks delicious!!
This looks delicious! Would Garam Masala work instead of the Chaat? Or would you just do curry powder?
Thank you. Yes Garam Masala, just a tad bit would help too, if you have curry powder, I’d go more with the curry powder.Enjoy!
Looks delicious! Our youngest loves carrots so this would be a new twist on a favorite.
How fun. Yes, children love this salad, not only is it a refreshing, the little bit of spice powder makes it all the more flavorful.The love for carrots, makes it a win-win.Enjoy!
ooohhh, we are trying to do more salads so this is great!
Thank you, here’s to good health & new recipes in 2021. Enjoy!
Love carrots. Great vegan recipe to thoroughly enjoy as an appetizer or meal. Thanks for sharing.
Absolutely! Do give it a try & share your feedback, it always encourages our new readers to try it too, when they hear it from a fellow mates .Thank you.
This sounds like an easy and delicious way to get those healthy carrots into the diet.
Totally! A perfect crispy fresh salad to go with some spicy dish or into the Buddha bowl 🙂