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Summers are synonymous with mangoes, holidays and salads!!
“Salad the word comes from the French salade, from the Latin salata (salty), from sal (salt). In English, the word first appears as “salad” or “sallet” in the 14th century.
A salad is a dish consisting of small pieces of food, which may be mixed with a sauce or salad dressing and are typically served cold. Salt is associated with a salad because vegetables were seasoned with brine or salty oil-and-vinegar dressings during Roman times. Salads including layered and dressed salads were popular in Europe since Greek imperial and particularly Roman imperial expansion.
Salads can incorporate a variety of foods including vegetables, fruits, cheese, cooked meat, eggs and grains, leafy greens when you use a leafy vegetable your salad is a garden salad. Other types include bean salad, tuna salad, fattoush, Greek salad.
There are a variety of ways in which you can serve a salad try
- Appetizer salad this is a light salad to stimulate the appetite as the first course of the meal.
- Side salads, to accompany the main course as a side dish or
- Main course salads, usually contain chicken breast or slices of beef
- Dessert salads, sweet versions often containing fruit, gelatine and/or whipped cream.
Generally, a sauce is used to flavour a salad and is called a salad dressing some of the dressings are ranch, Thousand Island, and vinaigrette.” to say that salad is an integral part of Indian cuisine. We have them as sides they are called as
There is no mention of the Indian Salads! A Salad is an integral part of Indian cuisine it also has a place in the traditional thali. The placement is with reference to salt which is served to the upper left of a plate, so you have salt and lime, chutney and kosambri . Salads are served as sides they are called as kosambri, koshimbir, raita etc. in Indian Cuisine!
Here are some of the salads on my place
Srivalli from Spicing your Life
Rajani from My Kitchen Trails
Ruchi Indu of Ende Kushini
Padmaja of Seduce your Tastebuds
Kalyani of Sizzling Tastebuds
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